Meaning of co-precipitation in English:


Pronunciation /kəʊprɪsɪpɪˈteɪʃ(ə)n/


mass nounChemistry
  • The simultaneous precipitation of more than one compound from a solution.

    ‘many complex interactions can take place with the co-precipitation of two or more minerals of different density’
    • ‘Interestingly, we have not detected any co-precipitation.’
    • ‘The process of lake formation involves affixing the coloured dyestuff from solution onto a colourless or white inorganic base material, such as chalk or alumina, often by co-precipitation, to form a solid pigment.’
    • ‘One possible reason for the reduced solubility is due to co-precipitation.’