from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A process, involving the breaking or making of interatomic bonds, in which one or more substances are changed into others.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (chemistry) a process in which one or more substances are changed into others
Sorry, no etymologies found.
It’s all very well to talk of jigsaw dents and sockets, highly specific active sites capable of speeding up a particular chemical reaction a trillionfold.
A catalyst is a chemical substance that speeds up, by as much as a billion or even a trillion times, a chemical reaction between other substances, while the catalyst itself emerges from the process unscathed and free to catalyse again.
"Solar Prane developed an adverse chemical reaction to long use of mindtrap."