• (verb): Bring about abruptly.
    Example: "The crisis precipitated by Russia's revolution"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on precipitate, precipitates:

Coprecipitation - Distribution Between Precipitate and Solution
... compound between the two phases (the precipitate and the solution) Doerner-Hoskins law (logarithmic) Berthelot-Nernst law where a and b are the initial concentrations of the tracer and carrier, respectively ... For D and λ greater than unity, the precipitate is enriched in the tracer ...
... In chemistry, coprecipitation (CPT) or co-precipitation is the carrying down by a precipitate of substances normally soluble under the conditions ... This problem can often be mitigated by "digestion" (waiting for the precipitate to equilibrate and form larger, purer particles) or by redissolving the sample and precipitating ... less than a part per trillion) to precipitate by conventional means, it is typically coprecipitated with a carrier, a substance that has a similar crystalline structure that can incorporate the ...
Precipitate EP
... Precipitate is the name of an EP by New York City-based Indie-rock band Interpol ... It features two tracks not on albums "Precipitate" and "Song Seven" (although "Precipitate" is on another EP, Fukd ID #3) ...
... words it may be defined as a process of converting a precipitate into colloidal sol by shaking it with dispersion medium in the presence of small amount of electrolyte ... can then coalesce to form a flocculent precipitate that is easy to filter ... If the precipitate is washed with an excessive volume of deionised water, the electrical double layer present at the surface of the particles expands again and the electrical repulsion ...
Silver Nitrate - Uses - Halide Abstraction
... to produce the insoluble silver halide, which is a cream precipitate if Br- is used, a white precipitate if Cl- is used and a yellow precipitate if I- is used ... This step avoids confusion of silver sulfide or silver carbonate precipitates with that of silver halides ... The color of precipitate varies with the halide white (silver chloride), pale yellow/cream (silver bromide), yellow (silver iodide) ...

More definitions of "precipitate":

  • (verb): Fall vertically, sharply, or headlong.
    Example: "Our economy precipitated into complete ruin"
  • (noun): A precipitated solid substance in suspension or after settling or filtering.
  • (verb): Hurl or throw violently.
    Example: "The bridge broke and precipitated the train into the river below"
  • (verb): Separate as a fine suspension of solid particles.
  • (adj): Done with very great haste and without due deliberation.
    Example: "Wondered whether they had been rather precipitate in deposing the king"
    Synonyms: hasty, overhasty, precipitant, precipitous

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