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Meaning of "zwitterion" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ZWITTERION

From German Zwitter hermaphrodite + ion.
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PRONUNCIATION OF ZWITTERION

zwitterion  [ˈtsvɪtərˌaɪən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ZWITTERION

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conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Zwitterion is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ZWITTERION MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Zwitterion

In chemistry, a zwitterion is a neutral molecule with a positive and a negative electrical charge, though multiple positive and negative charges can be present. Zwitterions are distinct from dipoles, at different locations within that molecule. Zwitterions are sometimes also called inner salts. Unlike simple amphoteric compounds that might only form either a cationic or anionic species depending on external conditions, a zwitterion simultaneously has both ionic states in the same molecule.

Definition of zwitterion in the English dictionary

The definition of zwitterion in the dictionary is an ion that carries both a positive and a negative charge.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ZWITTERION


andiron
ˈændˌaɪən
anion
ˈænˌaɪən
branding-iron
ˈbrændɪŋˌaɪən
Brian
ˈbraɪən
cast-iron
ˌkɑːstˈaɪən
cation
ˈkætaɪən
counterion
ˈkaʊntərˌaɪən
flatiron
ˈflætˌaɪən
gridiron
ˈɡrɪdˌaɪən
Hawaiian
həˈwaɪən
ion
ˈaɪən
iron
ˈaɪən
lion
ˈlaɪən
midiron
ˈmɪdˌaɪən
O´Brien
əˈbraɪən
Orion
əˈraɪən
sadiron
ˈsædˌaɪən
scion
ˈsaɪən
Uruguayan
ˌjʊərəˈɡwaɪən
Zion
ˈzaɪən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ZWITTERION

zw
Zweig
Zwickau
Zwicky
zwieback
Zwingli
Zwinglian
Zwinglianism
Zwinglianist
zwischenzug
zwitterionic
Zwolle
Zworykin
Zyban
zydeco
zygaenid
zygal
zygantrum
zygapophyseal
zygapophyses

WORDS THAT END LIKE ZWITTERION

acroterion
alerion
allerion
Ben-Gurion
carrion
centurion
chorion
clarion
criterion
histrion
Hyperion
mitochondrion
morion
plerion
prion
pterion
spheristerion
tricerion
turion
virion

Synonyms and antonyms of zwitterion in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «zwitterion» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ZWITTERION

Find out the translation of zwitterion to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of zwitterion from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «zwitterion» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

两性
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

zwitterion
570 millions of speakers

English

zwitterion
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

zwitterion
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

كهرل مذبذب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

цвиттерион
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

zwitterion
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ধন-আহিত ও ঋণ-আহিত অংশে বিভক্ত অণু বা আয়ন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

zwittérion
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Zwitterion
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Zwitterion
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

両性イオン
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

양성 이온
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Zwitterion
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

zwitterion
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

zwitterion
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

झुबली
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

zwitteron
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

zwitterion
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

jon amfoteryczny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

цвіттеріонов
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

zwitterion
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αμφιτεριόντος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

zwitterioon
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

zwitterjon
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

zwitterion
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of zwitterion

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ZWITTERION»

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ZWITTERION» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about zwitterion

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ZWITTERION»

Discover the use of zwitterion in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to zwitterion and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Essentials of Organic Chemistry: For Students of Pharmacy, ...
Similarly, loss of a proton from the ammonium cation of the zwitterion is influenced by the electron-donating inductive effect from the carboxylate anion, which should make the amino group more basic than a typical amine. That this is not the ...
Paul M. Dewick, 2013
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Chemistry: Principles and Reactions
NH2 group: H R9C9C H9N9H O OH H R9C9C H9N9H O O H amino acid zwitterion Here, too, the equilibrium constant is large and the reaction goes essentially to completion. Putting it another way, an amino acid does not exist in the form ...
William Masterton, Cecile Hurley, Edward Neth, 2011
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Physicochemical Principles of Pharmacy
Such a structure, having both positive and negative charges on the same molecule, is referred to as a zwitterion and can react as an acid, ÀOOCCH2 NHþ3 þ H2O fi À OOCCH2 NH2 þH3Oþ or as a base, À OOCCH2 NHþ3 þH2O fi HOOCCH2 ...
Alexander Taylor Florence, D. Attwood, 2011
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Principles and Techniques of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
At a particular intermediate pH the amino acid carries no net charge, although it is still ionised, and is called a zwitterion. It has been shown that, in the crystalline state and in solution in water, amino acids exist predominantly as this zwitterionic  ...
Keith Wilson, John M. Walker, 2010
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Chemistry: The Molecular Science
The term “zwitterion” is derived from the German word zwitter, meaning “a hybrid. ” one acidic carboxylic acid group and at least one basic amine group. An intramolecular Brønsted-Lowry acid-base reaction occurs in amino acids in which H is ...
John Moore, Conrad Stanitski, Peter Jurs, 2007
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Chemistry for Today: General, Organic, and Biochemistry
The zwitterion form has a net charge of 0, but the form in acid solution has a net positive charge. When the pH of the solution is increased by adding OH2, the iNH31 of the zwitterion can lose a proton, and the zwitterion is converted into a ...
Spencer Seager, Michael Slabaugh, 2010
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Organic Mechanisms: Reactions, Stereochemistry and Synthesis
Experience suggests the crucial zwitterion formation B Æ C might not be easy since the charge separation that needs to occur might require too much energy. The following factors will convince you otherwise. (1) The CO double bond of the  ...
Reinhard Bruckner, Michael Harmata, 2010
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Handbook of Biochemical Kinetics: A Guide to Dynamic ...
The term ''zwitterion'' is a German word designating the presence of an ''inner salt' ' or an internal ionic species within a molecule. Most biochemistry textbooks indicate that zwitterions are electrically neutral, lacking any overall net charge.
Daniel L. Purich, R. Donald Allison, 1999
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Biochemistry
... if assay conditions change. Dilution is one such possible change. It is useful to have a buffer that maintains a stable pH even if assay conditions change. Temperature variation is one such possible change. The only zwitterion is 1H3N! CH2!
Mary Campbell, Shawn Farrell, 2011
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Spectroscopy and Modeling of Biomolecular Building Blocks
5.5.3.3.2 Modelling of zwitterion formation Predictions of zwitterion formation have also been addressed by means of quantum chemistry calculations in the case of glycine and histidine [355], aspartic acid [342], serine and cysteine [328, 356].
Jean-Pierre Schermann, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ZWITTERION»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term zwitterion is used in the context of the following news items.
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Variability in hepatic expression of organic anion transporter 7 …
... and substrate specificities into 'organic cation transporters' (OCTs), 'organic cation/zwitterion cotransporters' (OCTNs) and 'organic anion transporters' (OATs). «Nature.com, Aug 15»
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Instant karma pour un cycliste
... Galora, DanyTheGod, stevenix360, guiom2012, poops33000, fredoyatta, Zwitterion, aioren, Zihark, linkobi, Thir13en, PastaPesto, Lewil, Duiken, Eriatile, plus. «Koreus, Jun 15»
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[GA 2015] zwitterion93 prend la première place mondiale XTU sur …
Petit retour sur la GA 2015, avec le Fermier zwitterion93 (passé chez Klan-OC il y a quelques temps). Pour faire simple, Monsieur a tapé un World Record sous ... «Cowcotland, Apr 15»
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In-situ Measurements of the Radiation Stability of Amino Acids at 15 …
... conversion from the non-zwitterion structure NH2-CH2(R)-COOH at 15 K to the zwitterion structure +NH3-CH2(R)-COO at 140 K for each amino acid studied. «Astrobiology News, Feb 15»
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Un homme fait peur à son collègue avec des bruitages de Street …
guraz, Sticoum, ouzvig, Blablablabla, Skwatek, Tchairo, Fleur-du-Desert, Blackjackdavey, Phebus44, Garnouille, Zwitterion, Fall_us, Fire-Elaz, Hoggins, Jesus, ... «Koreus, Oct 14»
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A more efficient, lightweight and low-cost organic solar cell
He and polymer chemistry doctoral student Zak Page in his lab had been synthesizing new polymers with zwitterions on them, applying them to several different ... «Phys.Org, Sep 14»
7
Hier soir à Paris... Beyoncé et Jay Z
Par zwitterion. 7 0. X. Pour valider votre évaluation, saississez ce code de sécurité : Valider. Posté le 15/09/2014 à 11h01 (Signaler un abus) ah bon ? Bonjour ... «Paris Match, Sep 14»
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Radiolysis of Amino Acids by Heavy and Energetic Cosmic Ray …
In this work, we studied the stability of the glycine molecule in the crystalline zwitterion form, known as {alpha}-glycine (+ NH3 CH2 COO− ) under action of heavy ... «Astrobiology News, Apr 14»
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Des chèvres jouent à rester en équilibre sur une tôle
... Zertyy, Chokorato, doppel, Takeo193, Nwc-Vincent2, dave8888, mrclic, Ninouu, kamisama1234, Zwitterion, Fall_us, Klymahnn, orobas, guraz, petrou, Ceriug, ... «Koreus, Feb 14»
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Si Google était un homme par CollegeHumor
... Harianrhod, Leroideslames, Darlim, ecamortel, Blablablabla, Neo-C, HighFive, Zwitterion, ricolh, ptiouf, zh001, Takeo193, Harry59164, Sonedeur, nyan-nyan, ... «Koreus, Jan 14»

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