bond dissociation energy

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bond dissociation energy

[‚bänd di‚sō·sē¦ā·shən ′en·ər·jē]
(physical chemistry)
The change in enthalpy that occurs with the homolytic cleavage of a chemical bond under conditions of standard state.
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Other tables have been updated and revised, including the table of interatomic distances and bond angles in gas phase molecules and the table on bond dissociation energies.
His innovative studies provided the first comprehensive compilation of standard potentials of radicals, dramatically increased the store of reliable bond dissociation energies, and generated many novel chemical probes of reaction mechanisms.