Pyrolysis meaning

pī-rŏlĭ-sĭs
Decomposition or transformation of a compound caused by heat.
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Chemical decomposition of a substance by heat.
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(chemistry, physics) The decomposition of a material or compound due to heat in the absence of oxygen or any other reagents.
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Origin of pyrolysis

  • From the Ancient Greek terms πῦρ (pyr, “fire") and λύσις (lysis, “loosing").

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