thermal dissociation


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thermal dissociation

The breaking down of a chemical compound by heat into smaller components which recombine to form the original compound on cooling.
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The Lawmaker also hoped that the Council of Ministers would swiftly propose special tenders for the production of thermal dissociation plants, which can produce energy through waste, as "the final most effective solution to the trash issue in Lebanon." L.Y
Velocity constants for the thermal dissociation of ethane and propane.
A key issue is whether gas phase mass spectrometric measurements mimic solution phase structure, and his lab is performing thermal dissociation experiments combined with a functional group replacement strategy to establish that this is so.
One of the most important discussion problems of processing iron-carbon melt by sodium carbonate at high temperatures (1300--1500 [degrees]C) is mechanism of the process with estimation of sequence of separate stages of [Na.sub.2]C[O.sub.3] thermal dissociation of formation of intermediate substances and, in long run, of sulfide [Na.sub.2]S.
Thermodynamic stability of compounds (sulfides, oxides) may by estimated by the level of tension of their thermal dissociation, if in the process gaseous molecules of the substance are formed (sulfur, oxygen).