bond-dissociation energy, \(D\)
The enthalpy (per mole) required to break a given bond of some specific molecular entity by homolysis, e.g. for B00699.png, symbolized as D(CH3 - H) (cf. heterolytic bond dissociation energy).
See also: bond energy
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