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- v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of photolyze.
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Cl2 photolyzes so rapidly that it might as well be two chlorine atoms.
Methyl glyoxal photolyzes like crazy, and it turned out to be the powerful radical source in the toluene system when we were earlier studying toluene.
Chlorine photolyzes all the way down to yellow light, the chlorine molecule splitting into two chlorine atoms.
Fluorine gas photolyzes into fluorine atoms and if there is something in the universe more reactive than fluorine atoms, I do not know what it is.
Molecular chlorine (found in swimming pools) photolyzes in an hour.
But peroxyacetyl also reacts with nitric oxide (NO), and that is one of the reactions whereby ozone is generated, by converting NO to NO2, which then photolyzes to ozone (note: the entire system is ‘way complicated, which is why I spent 20 years studying it).