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agentes tenso ativos

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18:11 Jul 12, 2000
Portuguese to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
Portuguese term or phrase: agentes tenso ativos
componenets de óleo lubrificante
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English translation:surfactant
Explanation:
"Surfactant" is precisely the abbreviation of "surface acting agent", i.e., "agentes tenso ativos", because they affect the "tensile strength" of a fluid's surface.

For example, a mosquito can literally stand on water because of the tensile strength of its surface (the highest due to hydrogen to oxygen bonding). Add an "agente tensoativo" (plain old SOAP), and the intermolecular bonding forces are disrupted and the mosquito may not be able to stand on it anymore.

(Yes, I have a degree in Chemistry).
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nasurfactants ( or surface active agents)José Vianna
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surfactant


Explanation:
"Surfactant" is precisely the abbreviation of "surface acting agent", i.e., "agentes tenso ativos", because they affect the "tensile strength" of a fluid's surface.

For example, a mosquito can literally stand on water because of the tensile strength of its surface (the highest due to hydrogen to oxygen bonding). Add an "agente tensoativo" (plain old SOAP), and the intermolecular bonding forces are disrupted and the mosquito may not be able to stand on it anymore.

(Yes, I have a degree in Chemistry).

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surfactants ( or surface active agents)


Explanation:
Escrevendo a um público leigo é melhor usar surface active agent, pois já dá uma idéia. Para o público profissional surfactants é bastante claro.
1 The Surfactants Virtual Library
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    Reference: http://www.surfactants.net/
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