Definition of Catalysis

1. Noun. Acceleration of a chemical reaction induced the presence of material that is chemically unchanged at the end of the reaction. "Of the top 50 commodity chemicals, 30 are created directly by catalysis and another 6 are made from raw materials that are catalytically produced"

Exact synonyms: Contact Action
Specialized synonyms: Autocatalysis
Generic synonyms: Chemical Action, Chemical Change, Chemical Process
Derivative terms: Catalytic

Definition of Catalysis

1. n. Dissolution; degeneration; decay.

Definition of Catalysis

1. Noun. (context: label=chemistry cat=en:Chemical processes) The increase of the rate of a chemical reaction induced by a catalyst. ¹

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Definition of Catalysis

1. [n -LYSES]

Medical Definition of Catalysis

1. The acceleration of a chemical reaction by a catalyst. (16 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Catalysis

catalysis (current term)
catalytic activity
catalytic agent
catalytic antibody
catalytic centre
catalytic converter
catalytic converters
catalytic cracker
catalytic model
catalytic reformer
catalytic site

Literary usage of Catalysis

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1. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1910)
"I shall not attempt to discuss to-day the general subject of catalysis but shall use the short time rather to present briefly some results3 in certain lines ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1904)
"ides and iodides, whereas fluorides do not inhibit the catalysis. It is to be observed that silver chloride, bromide and iodide are insoluble and that ..."

3. Catalytic Action by Kaufman George Falk (1922)
"Reaction Velocity and catalysis. It was stated in Chapter I that the outstanding advance in the development of the views on catalysis, following the pioneer ..."

4. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1905)
"The R6le of Diffusion in the catalysis of Hydrogen Peroxide by Colloidal ... In a recent paper on the effect of poisons on the catalysis of hydrogen ..."

5. The Elements of Physical Chemistry by Harry Clary Jones (1915)
"catalysis In connection with catalyzers not being able to start a ... In connection with the theories that have been proposed to account for catalysis, ..."

6. Globalization of Materials R&d: Time for a National Strategy by National Research Council (U. S.) (2005)
"5 Both American industry and universities have deemphasized catalysis research in the face of budget tightening and seemingly more glamorous technologies ..."

7. The Silver Bromide Grain of Photographic Emulsions by Adrian Peter Herman Trivelli, Samuel Edward Sheppard (1921)
"CHAPTER IV Crystallization catalysis We can conveniently include all the effects of additive substances upon the crystallization of a new phase under ..."

8. The Chemistry of Enzyme Actions by Kaufman George Falk (1921)
"General Theory of Chemical Reactions; catalysis In the last chapter the velocity equations which are in use to represent the ..."

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