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carbonization

[kahr-buh-nuh-zey-shuh n] /ˌkɑr bə nəˈzeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
formation of carbon from organic matter.
2.
coal distillation, as in coke ovens.
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805; carbonize + -ation
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  • With carbonization, aliphatic groups quickly disappear and aromatic clusters form.

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