Definition of Catalysis. Meaning of Catalysis. Synonyms of Catalysis
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Definition of Catalysis
CatalysisCatalysis Ca*tal"y*sis, n.; pl. Catalyse.[ML., fr. Gr. ?
dissolution, fr. ? to destroy, dissolve; kata` down, wholly +
? to loose.]
1. Dissolution; degeneration; decay. [R.]
Sad catalysis and declension of piety. --Evelyn.
(a) A process by which reaction occurs in the presence of
certain agents which were formerly believed to exert
an influence by mere contact. It is now believed that
such reactions are attended with the formation of an
intermediate compound or compounds, so that by
alternate composition and decomposition the agent is
apparenty left unchanged; as, the catalysis of making
ether from alcohol by means of sulphuric acid; or
catalysis in the action of soluble ferments (as
diastase, or ptyalin) on starch.
(b) The catalytic force.
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