Moore, James Alexander Department of Chemistry, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware.
- Role in organic chemistry
- Types of reactions
- Analytical applications
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A chemical process in which a compound is converted to one or more products by heat. By this definition, reactions that occur by heating in the presence of a catalyst, or in the presence of air when oxidation is usually a simultaneous reaction, are excluded. The terms thermolysis or thermal reaction have been used in essentially the same sense as pyrolysis.
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