autoionization

EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • autoionisation

EtymologyEdit

autoionize +‎ -ation

NounEdit

autoionization (plural autoionizations)

  1. A process by which atoms or molecules spontaneously transition from an electrically neutral state to a lower-energy ionized state

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Last modified on 26 March 2012, at 18:04