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ein Atom komplexieren

English translation: to complex an atom

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German term or phrase:ein Atom komplexieren
English translation:to complex an atom
Entered by: PPaulus
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07:56 Oct 27, 2006
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Science - Biology (-tech,-chem,micro-) / Biochemie
German term or phrase: ein Atom komplexieren
Ich arbeite gerade an der biochemiischen Analyse eines Kollagens...

"Die 160 bis 170 Aminosäuren lange katalytische Domäne KOMPLEXIERT ein Zinkatom im aktiven Zentrum, indem die drei Histidien der hochkonservierten Sequenz HExxHxxGxxHS/T Bindungsstellen für dieses Zinkatom darstellt."

Mein Wörterbuch sagt "complex" für dieses Verb, aber ich verstehe die Bedeutung nicht. Bedeutet es soviel wie "komplementieren"?

Was denkt Ihr?
PPaulus
Germany
Local time: 16:17
to form a complex with an atom
Explanation:
As in German, it would be to form a complex, a compound described in terms of the central atom to which other atoms are BOUND or coordinated.

–verb (used with object) 12. Chemistry. to form a complex with.

- verb (used without object) 13. Chemistry. to form a complex.

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Bàrbara Planas, Ph.D.
Local time: 16:17
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Thanks for your help, Barbara :-)

And thanks to the others, too!
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4 +4to form a complex with an atomBàrbara Planas, Ph.D.


  

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to form a complex with an atom


Explanation:
As in German, it would be to form a complex, a compound described in terms of the central atom to which other atoms are BOUND or coordinated.

–verb (used with object) 12. Chemistry. to form a complex with.

- verb (used without object) 13. Chemistry. to form a complex.




    Reference: http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=complex
Bàrbara Planas, Ph.D.
Local time: 16:17
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Native speaker of: Native in CatalanCatalan, Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in category: 4
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Thanks for your help, Barbara :-)

And thanks to the others, too!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Gillian Scheibelein
24 mins
  -> Thank you Gillian

agree  Cetacea: or simply "to complex an atom". The expression "complexing atom" (i.e. the atom that forms the complex) is quite common.
4 hrs
  -> Very true. Thank you.

agree  Anne Schulz
4 hrs
  -> Thank you

agree  Zareh Darakjian Ph.D.: I agree with Cetacea... I h ave most often seen it (here at work) as complexes a zinc atom - actually there is a group here at the University of Delaware which is engaged in zinc biochemistry...
7 hrs
  -> I agree with you. I didn't include the zinc in the translation because only "ein Atom komplexieren" was asked for.
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