ozonolysis

[ oh-zuh-nol-uh-sis, oh-zoh- ]
/ ˌoʊ zəˈnɒl ə sɪs, ˌoʊ zoʊ- /

noun Chemistry.

the reaction of ozone with hydrocarbons.

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Origin of ozonolysis

First recorded in 1930–35; ozono- + -lysis

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British Dictionary definitions for ozonolysis

ozonolysis
/ (ˌəʊzəʊˈnɒlɪsɪs) /

noun

chem the process of treating an organic compound with ozone to form an ozonide: used to locate double bonds in molecules
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Scientific definitions for ozonolysis

ozonolysis
[ ō′zə-nŏlĭ-sĭs ]

A chemical reaction of ozone with another substance, usually an unsaturated organic compound, resulting in bond cleavage, used in synthesis and in analysis to locate the position of double and triple bonds in organic molecules.
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