Definition of protonation in US English:

protonation

noun

Chemistry
  • See protonate

    • ‘This reaction is initiated by the electrophilic protonation of isobutylene.’
    • ‘The rate constants of protonation of these reactants had been measured previously by manual analysis and their pK values are directly measured.’
    • ‘These reactions, some of which are run on a large scale in the petroleum industry, are initiated by the protonation of saturated hydrocarbons.’
    • ‘This implies that chromophore protonation precedes the exposure of hydrophobic surface.’
    • ‘The protonation of amino acid side chains was supposed to cause the reorganization of the native state into the so-called A-state.’

Pronunciation

protonation

/ˌprōtnˈāSHən/