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SHORTWAVE LIGHT [1 record]

Record 1 2001-05-28

English

Subject field(s)
  • Chemistry
CONT

Photolysis is a process that uses photons from short-wave light or ultraviolet radiation to chemically decompose contaminants (photodecomposition of atmospheric nitrogen dioxide, for example, which produces reactive oxygen atoms that trigger smog formation).

Key term(s)
  • short wave light
  • shortwave light

French

Domaine(s)
  • Chimie
CONT

Photolyse. La réaction photolytique est un procédé utilisant les photons de la lumière de faible longueur d'onde ou de radiation ultraviolette pour décomposer chimiquement les contaminants (par exemple, photodécomposition du dioxide d'azote dans l'atmosphère, ce qui produit des atomes d'oxygène réactifs qui déclenchent le processus de formation du smog).

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