hydrogenolysis

noun hy·dro·gen·ol·y·sis \ ˌhīdrə̇jə̇ˈnäləsə̇s \

Definition of hydrogenolysis

:a chemical reaction analogous to hydrolysis in which hydrogen plays a role similar to that of water :destructive hydrogenation
  • hydrogenolysis of hydrazine to ammonia

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Origin and Etymology of hydrogenolysis

hydrogen + -o- + -lysis


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