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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History and Etymology for hydrogenolysis

hydrogen + -o- + -lysis

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“Hydrogenolysis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hydrogenolysis. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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