Definition of autoprotolysis in English:

autoprotolysis

noun

Chemistry
  • A reversible reaction in which a proton is transferred from one molecule of a solvent (especially water) to another, giving a positive ion and a negative ion.

Origin

1930s; earliest use found in Chemical Abstracts. From auto- + protolysis, after German Autoprotolyse.

Pronunciation

autoprotolysis

/ˌɔːtə(ʊ)ˌprə(ʊ)ˈtɒlɪsɪs/