ionization definition

  • noun:
    • The formation of or split into ions by heat, electric discharge, radiation, or chemical reaction.
    • their state of being ionized.
    • any procedure that causes the dissociation of a neutral atom or molecule into charged particles ions; the state to be ionized
    • the process of changing neutral atoms or particles into ions. The procedure may occur by dissolving an ionic substance in a dissociating solvent, including water, or by the addition of or subtracting an electron to or from an atom or molecule. The latter procedure does occur, like, in an electron ray in a mass spectrometer and also by discussion of substances with ionizing radiation.
    • In real chemistry: The electrolytic dissociation of an electrolyte by option or by fusion.
    • The process in which a gas is converted into a conductor of electrical energy; the state or condition to be ionized. See electron, 2, electron principle.
    • the health of becoming dissociated into ions (as by heat or radiation or substance reaction or electric release)
    • the entire process of ionizing; the synthesis of ions by dividing atoms or particles or radicals or by adding or subtracting electrons from atoms by strong electric areas in a gas

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