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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We refined existing theoretical methods so we could accurately predict the chemical behaviour of antioxidants, based on the bond dissociation enthalpy (BDE) of the weakest, and hence most reactive, bond in each molecule (1).