Definition of protonic in US English:

protonic

adjective

Physics
  • See proton

    • ‘The organic purity of the organoarsenic species was determined by protonic nuclear magnetic resonance.’
    • ‘Another significant methodological choice is whether to use a single-charge model, in which the protonic charge is added at one site, or to use a model in which the charge is spread over the entire group.’
    • ‘However, the pKa in the range of physiological pH values ensures a high dynamic range of fluorescence modulation by any mechanism based on a distortion of the protonic equilibrium of the chromophore.’
    • ‘The rate of the former, productive reaction is determined by the protonic conductance of the consumer.’
    • ‘It consists of an interdependence between the electronic and protonic captures, which results from electrostatic interactions between redox and protonatable groups.’

Pronunciation

protonic

/prōˈtänik/