atmolysis

atmolysis
Separation of mixed gases by passing them through a porous diaphragm, the lighter gases diffusing through at a faster rate. [atmo- + G. lysis, dissolution]

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at·mol·y·sis ət-'mäl-ə-səs, at- n, pl -y·ses -.sēz the act or process of separating mingled gases of unequal diffusibility by transmission through porous substances

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at·mol·y·sis (at-molґə-sis) [atmo- + -lysis] 1. the separation of mixed gases by passing through a porous plate, the more diffusible passing through first. 2. the disintegration of organic tissue by the fumes of toxic volatile fluids.

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  • Atmolysis — At*mol y*sis, n. [Gr. ? vapor + ? a loosing, ? to loose.] (Chem.) The act or process of separating mingled gases of unequal diffusibility by transmission through porous substances. See also {gaseous diffusion}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Atmolysis — (Gr. ατμις , vapour; λυειν , to loosen), a term coined by Thomas Graham to denote the separation of a mixture of gases by taking advantage of their different rates of diffusion through a porous septum or diaphragm …   Wikipedia

  • atmolysis — atmolizė statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Dujų atskyrimas, pagrįstas jų difuzija pro akytas indo sieneles. atitikmenys: angl. atmolysis rus. атмолиз …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • atmolysis — /at mol euh sis/, n., pl. atmolyses / seez /. a process for separating gases or vapors of different molecular weights by transmission through a porous substance. [1865 70; ATMO + LYSIS] * * * …   Universalium

  • atmolysis — n. process of separating gases …   English contemporary dictionary

  • atmolysis — at·mol·y·sis …   English syllables

  • atmolysis — /ətˈmɒləsəs/ (say uht moluhsuhs) noun the separation of a mixture of gases through the walls of a porous vessel due to the different diffusion rates of the constituent molecules. {Greek atmos vapour + lysis} …   Australian-English dictionary

  • atmolysis —   n. method of separating gases of different densities …   Dictionary of difficult words

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  • Atmolyze — At mo*lyze, v. t. (Chem.) To subject to atmolysis; to separate by atmolysis. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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