chapter  13
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Hydrolysis

ByN. Lee Wolfe, Peter M. Jeffers

Hydrolysis is a bond-making, bond-breaking process in which a molecule, RX, reacts with water, forming a new R-O bond with the oxygen atom from water and breaking the R-X bond in the original molecule (March 1977). One possible pathway is the direct displacement of X with OH, as Equation (1) shows.