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Photodecomposition

Definition

noun

The decomposition of a chemical compound by means of light energy or photons.


Supplement

For example, the photodecomposition of water molecule in photosynthesis occurred under the influence of light. When photons are absorbed, it causes the hydrogen to bind to an acceptor, subsequently releasing the oxygen.


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See also: photosynthesis


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