transesterification etymology

English word transesterification comes from English trans-, English -ification (The process of becoming.), English ester

Detailed word origin of transesterification

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
trans- English (eng) (chemistry) A compound in which two atoms or groups are situated on opposite sides of some plane of symmetry passing through the compound. (Also used without the hyphen as an adjective; see trans.). Across, through, over, beyond, to or on the other side of, outside of.. Transgender or transsexual, or pertaining to those who are transgender or transsexual.
-ification English (eng) The process of becoming.
ester English (eng) (organic compound) A compound most often formed by the condensation of an alcohol and an acid, with elimination of water, which contains the functional group carbon-oxygen double bond joined via carbon to another oxygen atom.
transesterification English (eng) (organic chemistry) The reaction of an ester with an alcohol in order to replace the alkoxy group; it is used in the synthesis of polyesters and in the production of biodiesel.

Words with the same origin as transesterification

Descendants of trans-
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Descendants of -ification
Jewification Seussification beautification chunkification convexification decomplexification electronification falsification firnification fruitification girlification horrification intensification membrification monstrification nullification objectification prettification prudification regasification resinification sulcification unification whorification zonification