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Transformation of a compound into smaller and simpler compounds, or compounds of higher molecular weight, under elevated temperatures usually in the range of 400°C to 800°C to as high as 1400°C. It differs from combustion in that it occurs in the absence of air and therefore no oxidation takes place.

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When you are working with different compounds in a factory you need to know how pyrolysis can affect them and act accordingly.
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The pyrolysis engaged in by the research scientist was a delight to watch as he discussed every element of the process.
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Once the pyrolysis was done, I would leave class and go to lunch, which made me really excited and hungry.
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