homolytic

adjective

ho·​mo·​lyt·​ic ˌhō-mə-ˈli-tik How to pronounce homolytic (audio)
ˌhä-
of a chemical compound
: decomposing into two uncharged atoms or radicals
homolysis noun

Word History

First Known Use

1941, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of homolytic was in 1941

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“Homolytic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/homolytic. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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