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formation of carbon from organic matter.
coal distillation, as in coke ovens.
Historical Examples

If much sulphuric acid be present, it may be so concentrated by heating as to cause the carbonization of the paper.
Legal Chemistry A. Naquet

There are two distinct states of carbonization in illuminating gas.
Great Facts Frederick C. Bakewell

The gas generated escaped by the shutters, and in two hours carbonization was complete.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 6 Various

When carbonization was complete the coke could be removed as a whole by extracting this cage.
Artificial Light M. Luckiesh

If the carbonization of the coal has been carried to its utmost point, the coke produced, has a brilliant silvery lustre.
A Practical Treatise on Gas-light Fredrick Accum

Although these mantles emitted a brilliant light for a few hours, their light-emissivity was destroyed by carbonization.
Artificial Light M. Luckiesh

As we have said, there is a double series of chambers for carbonization, drying, and work generally.
Scientific American Supplement, No. 514, November 7, 1885 Various

The higher the temperature at which this carbonization is conducted, the denser is the resulting product.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 16, Slice 6 Various


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    containing the carbonyl group. a compound containing metal combined with carbon monoxide, as nickel carbonyl, Ni(CO) 4 . Historical Examples Chromic acid converts it into phosgene (carbonyl chloride, COCl2). Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 3 Various On oxidation, the molecule is split at the carbonyl group and a mixture of acids is obtained. […]

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