Hydrolysis

Hydrolysis usually means the cleavage of chemical bonds by the addition of water. Generally, hydrolysis is a step in the degradation of a substance. The word "hydrolysis" ( /haɪˈdrɒlɨsɪs/) comes from Greek roots hydro "water" + lysis "separation".

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Cyclohexenone - Synthesis
... The reduction and acid hydrolysis of 3-ethoxy-2-cyclohexen-1-one is available for the laboratory scale ... Cyclohexanone is obtained by Birch reduction followed by acid hydrolysis It can be obtained from cyclohexanone by α-bromination and elimination, or from 3-chloro cyclohexene by means of hydrolysis and oxidation ...
Hydrolysis - Types - Metal Aqua Ions
... The aqua ions undergo hydrolysis, to a greater or lesser extent ... The first hydrolysis step is given generically as M(H2O)nm+ + H2O M(H2O)n-1(OH)(m-1)+ + H3O+ Thus the aqua cations behave as acids in terms of Brønsted-Lowry acid-base theory ... with low charges, such as Na+ are very weak acids with almost imperceptible hydrolysis ...
Alkaline Hydrolysis
... Alkaline hydrolysis is a process for the disposal of human remains, which its creator states is more ecologically favorable than cremation ... In the alkaline hydrolysis disposal process, the body is placed in a silk bag, itself placed within a metal cage frame ... This alkaline hydrolysis process is currently being championed by a number of ecological campaigning groups, for using less energy and producing less carbon dioxide and pollutants ...
Keq - Types of Equilibrium Constants - Hydrolysis Constants
... ion by The first step in metal ion hydrolysis can be expressed in two different ways It follows that β* = K KW ... Hydrolysis constants are usually reported in the β* form and this leads to them appearing to have strange values ... In general when the hydrolysis product contains n hydroxide groups lg β* = lg K + n lg KW ...
Hydrolysis Constant
... A hydrolysis constant is an equilibrium constant for a hydrolysis reaction ... Al3+ + 2H2O → AlOH2+ + H3O+ The hydrolysis constant for this reaction is as shown Khydrolysis = * / In a more generalized form, the hydrolysis constant can be described as Ka ...