contrapolarization

noun

con·​tra·​polarization
¦kän‧trə+
: the dilating influence of strongly polarizing atoms (as Li+) on closed groups (as ClO4 or CO3) that may even cause the group to break up

Word History

Etymology

contra- + polarization

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“Contrapolarization.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/contrapolarization. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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