photodissociation

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noun pho·to·dis·so·ci·a·tion \ˌfō-tō-di-ˌsō-sē-ˈā-shən, -shē-\

Definition of photodissociation

  1. :  dissociation of the molecules of a substance (such as water) caused by absorption of radiant energy

photodissociate

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First Known Use of photodissociation

1907


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