Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An SI unit of catalytic activity, measured in moles per second. One katal is the catalytic activity that raises the rate of a chemical reaction by one mole per second.

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  • noun In the International System of Units, the derived unit of catalytic activity; one mole per second. Symbol: kat.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Greek katal(usis), dissolution; see catalysis.]

Examples

  • The name, katalize (pronounced cattle-eyes) represents a fusion of the term katal (unit for measuring catalytic activity) and process of catalysis (the acceleration of the reaction rate of a reaction by means of a substance, called a catalyst).

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  • Funny that this is about moles instead of cows.

    January 13, 2020

  • Nice cattle eyes example too, moozuzu.

    January 13, 2020

  • Brackets around moozuzu, please. I'm sure there's a list where you can stick it.

    January 15, 2020

  • Done! And I have sticked it :->

    January 15, 2020