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What is adding water to break down a polymer/substance into a monomer called?





A. Hydrolysis
B. Hydrolosis

This question is part of Bio Midterm Review
Asked by Ali, Last updated: Sep 11, 2020

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W. Mocroft

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Answered Apr 10, 2019

The correct answer to this question is B, hydrolysis. This is defined as a chemical breakdow of a compound, formed from a reaction with water. The word hydrolysis comes from Ancient Greek, where hydro means water and lysis means to unbind. During this process, water molecules are seperated into hydrogen and oxygen atoms.

This is done by using electricity. There are many different types of hydrolysis'. One includes salt. It occurs when a salt of either a weak acid or base dissolves into water. There is also hydrolyses of amides, which happens when the nucelophile attacks a carbon of the amide.

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John Smith

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Answered Dec 14, 2016

Hydrolysis
Hydrolosis
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