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Reactions of both organic and inorganic chemistry wherein water effects a double decomposition with another compound, hydrogen going to one component, hydroxyl to another, as in reactions (1)–(3). Although the word hydrolysis means decomposition by water, cases in which water brings about effective hydrolysis unaided are rare, and high temperatures and pressures are usually necessary. See also: Hydrolysis
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