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Definition:
The destruction of a molecule by electromagnetic radiation, which provides
the energy required for a constituent atom to break the chemical bonds
between it and the other atoms comprising the molecule. [Environmental
Science and Technology; v.28; p.1300; 1994.][Review of Scientific
Instruments; v.59; p.1307; 1988.]


Reference:
Atmospheric and Air Chemistry Glossary from the Sam Houston State University.
http://www.shsu.edu/~chemistry/Glossary/glos.html