predissociation

noun
pre·​dissociation | \ "+ \

Definition of predissociation

: the transition without emission of radiation of a molecule from a stable excited state to an unstable excited state that leads to dissociation

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First Known Use of predissociation

1924, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for predissociation

pre- + dissociation

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“Predissociation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/predissociation. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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