The product \"persists\" in air in inert form

English translation: continues to exist

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English term or phrase:The product \"persists\" in air in inert form
Selected answer:continues to exist
Entered by: Jack Doughty

11:15 Mar 3, 2017
English language (monolingual) [PRO]
Science - Chemistry; Chem Sci/Eng
English term or phrase: The product \"persists\" in air in inert form
Does the word "persists" mean, "to remain unaffected" or what? It seems to me as such.

Thanks
Morad Seif
Iran
Local time: 09:47
continues to exist
Explanation:
I wouldn't say it remains unaffected if it becomes inert.
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Jack Doughty
United Kingdom
Local time: 06:17
Grading comment
Thanks a lot
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the product \"persists\" in air in inert form
continues to exist


Explanation:
I wouldn't say it remains unaffected if it becomes inert.

Jack Doughty
United Kingdom
Local time: 06:17
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 60
Grading comment
Thanks a lot
Notes to answerer
Asker: Thanks.


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Chris Ellison: I was just about to say the same thing! :o) Although it could be "remains inert"... :-/ (In response: Jack, the previous question was about weathering. Could be to differentiate?)
1 min
  -> Thank you. I doubt it. If there is no change in this respect, why mention it?

agree  dandamesh
54 mins
  -> Тhank you.

agree  Tony M: It means it is going to hang around in the environment 'forever'; that's the way 'persist' is sued in this sort of context, the opposite of 'biodegradeable' or 'breaks down' etc.
1 hr
  -> Тhank you.

agree  Ashutosh Mitra
1 hr
  -> Тhank you.

agree  Jörgen Slet
1 hr
  -> Thank you.

agree  magdadh: what Tony said
1 hr
  -> Thank you.

agree  B D Finch: If it's inert, it doesn't react with anything, so remains there.
1 hr
  -> Thank you.

agree  Yvonne Gallagher: also with Tony
5 hrs
  -> Thank you.

agree  Rachel Fell: Yes, "continues to exist"
1 day 1 hr
  -> Тhank you.

agree  acetran
1 day 6 hrs
  -> Тhank you.

agree  writeaway: agree-continues to exist
1 day 7 hrs
  -> Тhank you.
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