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n. - A chemical reaction in which water reacts with a compound to produce other compounds.

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  • When the water is added, a process called hydrolysis takes place.
  • It undergoes a type of reaction called hydrolysis where one or two of the terminal phosphate groups are released.
  • The reverse process, where a large molecule is broken into smaller ones by reacting with water, is called a hydrolysis reaction.
  • 16 but also toxic-it splits up polymers by a process called hydrolysis, and that is why we use it to wash with. for more
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