synthesis gas

noun

Definition of synthesis gas

: a mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen used especially in chemical synthesis

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Recent Examples on the Web Catalysts, along with heat and pressure, could then transform synthesis gas into gasoline and other liquid hydrocarbons. Robert F. Service, Science | AAAS, "This former playwright aims to turn solar and wind power into gasoline," 3 July 2019

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First Known Use of synthesis gas

circa 1941, in the meaning defined above

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“Synthesis gas.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/synthesis%20gas. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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