Definitions for "POLYELECTROLYTE"
Synthetic, water-soluble linear polymers characterised by the presence of ionising groups distributed along with molecular length. Used to promote flocculation.
an electrolyte of high molecular weight
a macromolecular substance which, on dissolving in water or another ionizing solvent, dissociates to give polyions (polycations or polyanions)--multiply charged ions--together with an equivalent amount of ions of small charge and opposite sign