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Hydrolysis vs. Hydration

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Hydrolysisnoun

(chemistry) A chemical process of decomposition involving the splitting of a bond and the addition of the hydrogen cation and the hydroxide anion of water.

Hydrationnoun

(chemistry) the incorporation of water molecules into a complex with those of another compound

Hydrolysisnoun

A chemical process causing the splitting of a chemical bond by the addition of the elements of water. Where the bond which is split is not part of a ring structure, this process causes formation of two compounds from one compound plus water, as in the hydrolysis of the ester bonds of fats during saponification.

Hydrationnoun

(biology) the process of providing an adequate amount of water to body tissues

Hydrolysisnoun

a chemical reaction in which water reacts with a compound to produce other compounds; involves the splitting of a bond and the addition of the hydrogen cation and the hydroxide anion from the water

Hydrationnoun

(construction) the chemical reaction by which a substance (such as cement) combines with water, giving off heat to form a crystalline structure in its setting and hardening.

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Hydrolysis

Hydrolysis (; from Ancient Greek hydro- 'water', and lysis 'to unbind') is any chemical reaction in which a molecule of water breaks one or more chemical bonds. The term is used broadly for substitution, elimination, and solvation reactions in which water is the nucleophile.Biological hydrolysis is the cleavage of biomolecules where a water molecule is consumed to effect the separation of a larger molecule into component parts.

Hydrationnoun

The act of becoming, or state of being, a hydrate.

Hydrationnoun

the process of combining with water; usually reversible

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