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Related to clathrate: Clathrate hydrate, Methane clathrate


1. Biology Having a latticelike structure or appearance: clathrate scales.
2. Chemistry Of or relating to inclusion complexes in which molecules of one substance are completely enclosed within the crystal structure of another.
n. Chemistry
A clathrate compound, such as methane hydrate.

[Latin clāthrātus, past participle of clāthrāre, to furnish with a lattice, from clāthrī, clātra, lattice, from Greek klēithra, pl. of klēithron, door bar, from kleiein, to close.]


resembling a net or lattice
(Chemistry) chem a solid compound in which molecules of one substance are physically trapped in the crystal lattice of another
[C17: from Latin clāthrāre to provide with a lattice, from Greek klēthra, from klaithron a bar]


(ˈklæθ reɪt)

1. Biol. resembling a lattice; divided or marked like latticework.
2. a substance in which a molecule of one compound fills a cavity within the crystal lattice of another compound.
[1615–25; < Latin clāt(h)rātus, past participle of clāt(h)rāre to fit with bars <clāt(h)ra bars, lattice < Greek klêithron bar < kleíein to close]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.clathrate - having a latticelike structure pierced with holes or windows
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
reticular, reticulate - resembling or forming a network; "the reticulate veins of a leaf"; "a reticulated highway system"
2.clathrate - designating or relating to a compound in which one component is physically enclosed within the crystal structure of another
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
enclosed - closed in or surrounded or included within; "an enclosed porch"; "an enclosed yard"; "the enclosed check is to cover shipping and handling"
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According to the report, "Fu and colleagues found it is likely a mixture of ice, salts, rock and an additional component believed to be clathrate hydrate, a cage of water molecules surrounding a gas molecule.
It covers topics like the properties of ideal and real gases and dry and wet gases; the properties of black oils, including definitions, reservoir fluid studies and their application, field data, and correlations; and clathrate hydrates of petroleum.
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IPCC AR5 on Proposed Abrupt/Irreversible Earth System Changes Change in Climate System Component Projected Likelihood in 21st Century Probability Confidence Level Collapse of Atlantic meridional very unlikely high overturning circulation Ice sheet collapse exceptionally high unlikely Permafrost carbon release possible low Clathrate methane release very unlikely high Tropical forests dieback -- low Boreal forests dieback -- low Disappearance of summer arctic likely medium (*) sea ice Long-term droughts -- low Monsoonal circulation [collapse] -- low (*) Under RCP8.
A clathrate is a structure in which a primary molecular species (say water, or H2O) forms a crystalline 'cage' to contain a guest molecule (methane or CH4, for example.
For thousands of years--and, in some cases, about 1,000,000 years--huge caches of methane have lain frozen and isolated from the atmosphere, both in the northern latitude permafrost and in the frozen seafloor methane clathrate deposits, in which gas is trapped in a crystal lattice cage of frozen water.
For example, silver ion-based agents include compounds that contain silver as part of the structure that can be covalently bound, ionically bound or bound by other mechanisms known as "charge-transfer" complexes, including clathrate compounds that involve silver or silver species as part of the structure.
This genus has irregular micro- or macroscopic colonies that are free-floating, compact or clathrate may be composed of clustered subcolonies and has sparsely or densely, irregularly arranged cells.
450) Methane hydrates "are ice-like crystalline substances occurring in nature where a solid water lattice accommodates gas molecules (primarily methane, the mqjor component of natural gas) in a cage-like structure, also known as clathrate.
Warming of Arctic waters is causing offshore permafrost to thaw, allowing the clathrate to melt and releasing methane into the water and thence into the atmosphere.