dissociation energy


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dissociation energy

[də‚sō·sē′ā·shən ‚en·ər·jē]
(physical chemistry)
The energy required for complete separation of the atoms of a molecule.
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It is the case of water electrolysis, and among the various technologies, high temperature steam electrolysis (so-called HTE or SOE for Solid Oxide Electrolysis) presents a major interest, since less electricity is required to dissociate water at high temperature, the remaining part of the required dissociation energy being added as heat, available at a lower price level.
The tetrameric enzyme is a dimer of dimers, with higher dissociation energy for the dimers than for its assembly.
Sulfur crosslinks have a lower bond dissociation energy compared to covalent bonds.
The Si-O-Si bonds would not react with AO and the dissociation energy was higher than that of other organic bonds in pristine epoxy resin.