isoelectric point


noun Chemistry.

the pH at which a substance is electrically neutral or at which it is at its minimum ionization.

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Origin of isoelectric point

First recorded in 1895–1900
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British Dictionary definitions for isoelectric point

isoelectric point

noun

biochem the pH value at which the net electric charge of a molecule, such as a protein or amino acid, is zero
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Medical definitions for isoelectric point

isoelectric point

n.

The pH at which the electrolyte concentration of an amphoteric substance such as protein is electrically zero because the concentration of its cation form equals the concentration of its anion form.
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