16:52 Feb 14, 2018
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German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Chemistry; Chem Sci/Eng / Chemistry, agriculture
German term or phrase: verfügbar
"Glyphosat im Wasser gilt als relativ stabil und aufgrund der hohen Wasserlöslichkeit auch als verfügbare Verbindung."

The text is discussing the use of glyphosate weedkiller (like Roundup). It is highly soluble in water and so enters surface waters very easily.
I'm looking for the chemical term for "verfügbar" when connected with a compound. Could it be a "simple" compound?
Lois Ring
Local time: 13:21

Summary of answers provided
2 +1(ab)sorbable
Wendy Streitparth

Discussion entries: 3



52 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 2/5Answerer confidence 2/5 peer agreement (net): +1

It is an (ab)sorbable compound

Stickstoff als für die Pflanzen leicht verfügbare Verbindung

Easily absorbable by all plants

Wendy Streitparth
Local time: 13:21
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 8
Notes to answerer
Asker: This is concerning the behaviour of glyphosate as a compound in water and not in plants. I don't think I can use absorbable here.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Ramey Rieger: Hi Wendy. I always avoid bugs, ticks, beetles, etc. And haven't been sick in years. (Knock on wood!)
35 mins
  -> Thanks, Ramey. Hope you're avoiding the bugs! / Good for you! Must be the vigorous country air!
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