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Hydrolysis refers to any reaction with water. For example, it may be said that ammonia hydrolyzes in water to produce ammonium ion and hydroxide ion.

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What is the mechanism of hydrolysis of caprolactam? [on hold]

It says in the book: The water initiates the reaction by attacking the carbonyl group in the ring to form the open-chain species, ε-aminocaproic acid. but I couldn't figure it out.
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Explain hydrolysis of nitrogen trichloride [on hold]

Why vacant d orbital is necessary for hydrolysis of $\ce{NCl3}?$ What do those arrows on this image mean? What does the arrow pointing from N- bond to Cl mean?
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Electrolysis of urine [duplicate]

Quetions. What is the most easiest method of electrolyzing urea (urine)? What should be the electrode and anode in order to allow formation of chlorine gas but eliminate formation of copper (II) ...
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Does salt hydrolysis takes place in buffer solution? [closed]

I am a bit confused whether hydrolysis of salt takes place in buffer solutions because the books which I read doesnt consider them.But I think since weak base or weak acid salt is present hydrolysis ...
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Why is HCl used in hydrolysis of sucrose?

I am aware that $\ce{HCl}$ can be used to help speed up the hydrolysis of sucrose but I haven't really been able to find out why. I've read somewhere that the glycosidic link in sucrose is broken off ...
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Does the salinity in seawater affect the process of alkaline hydrolysis?

I am an architecture student doing a project on crematorium spaces. I am looking at resomation or alkaline hydrolysis as an alternative method of disposition of a body. From what I gather from ...
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What will form in the hydrolysis of urea in urine?

I just wanna know what is the end product of hydrolysis of urea in urine. I know that the hydrolysis of urea will form ammonia and a subsequent rise in pH but will the ammonia react with the water ...
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How does sodium carbonate reduce pH?

Sodium carbonate is used in pools to raise pH. From my understanding, it would dissociate in water like so: $$\ce{Na2CO3 <=> 2 Na+ + CO3^2-}$$ To raise pH, doesn't it have to absorb hydrogen ...
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Mustard gas hydrolysis (at a very high rate)

Explain mustard gas hydrolysis at a very high rate: $\ce{Cl-CH2-CH2-S-CH2-CH2-Cl}$ I tried searching online but did not find this reaction anywhere. Can someone explain me the steps/mechanism of ...
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Why isn't the base reformed in base-catalyzed hydrolysis of esters?

In acid-catalyzed hydrolysis, the hydronium ion is clearly reformed; however, in the base-catalyzed hydrolysis, an alcohol is formed as a by-product, but the strong base isn't reformed. Is it a ...
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APTES GOPTES (silane lenkers) hydrolysis and storage?

The problem of usage epoxy/amino silanes is that they are subjected to hydrolysis of their ether sites by the water contained in the air. How fast is this hydrolysis and how to store those silanes ...
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Hydrolysis of an amidine derivative under acidic conditions

I know that an imine can undergo acid hydrolysis to yield a corresponding amide: https://chem.libretexts.org/@api/deki/files/13283/10.jpg?revision=1 But I am looking at a mechanism for acid ...
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How long would it take for sucrose to undergo hydrolysis in boiling water?

I was reading the book Cocktail Codex and there was a snippet on avoiding boiling sugar and water to make simple syrup that made me a bit skeptical. Here it is: Heat also affects the molecular ...
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Mechanism of Acid Hydrolysis

I wanted to ask a question about acid catalysed hydrolysis. I learnt in an introductory course to Physical Organic Chemistry that there are different ways that an ester can be hydrolysed acidically: ...
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Ammonium chloride in aqueous solution

When Ammonium chloride is in an aqueous medium its cation part ammonium undergo hydrolysis. Since ammonium is conjugate acid of a weak base it readily release one $\ce{H+}$ and converts back to $\ce{...
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Will PAEK polymers hydrolyze in concentrated sulfuric acid?

One of my duties at the company where I work is to perform intrinsic viscosity (IV) experiments on PAEK (poly(aryl ether ketone)) polymers. These polymers don't dissolve well in most solvents, so the ...
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Is (high) pressure required to form (quartz) crystals?

I've been reading a lot of sources about the hydrothermal synthesis of quartz using autoclaves. I want to try doing this myself, but before I can I need to know the minimum pressure required. If you ...
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What acids will Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate yield after hydrolysis? [closed]

As far as I understand, after hydrolysis Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate will yield sodium, lauroyl and methyl alcohols, and isethionic acid. Meaning lauroyl is referring to the fatty acid alcohol ...
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How does HCl break down amylopectin in starch into amylose?

I'm currently researching on manufacturing bioplastics. During one of the steps, HCl is added to break down amylopectin into amylose, but I don't understand how exactly this happens. It would really ...
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USNCO question - Finding pH of salt solution from pKa of its parent acid

The question from 2017 USNCO is as below: What is the $\mathrm{pH}$ of a $\pu{0.25 M}$ solution of $\ce{NaCN}$? (The $\mathrm{p}K_\mathrm{a}$ of $\ce{HCN}$ is $9.21$.) (A) $4.91$ (B) $8.61$ ...
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Rate of hydrolysis of ester in presence of an acidic medium

Does the rate of hydrolysis of an ester depend on the concentration of both the ester and the acid, or only the ester? I was told by my professor that hydrolysis of ester follows a pseudo-first order ...
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Is magnesium sulfate basic, neutral or acidic?

A question in my college test was whether $\ce{MgSO4}$ is neutral, acidic or basic. I was told to solve this kind of problem by hydrolyzing any ions that do not "come from" a strong acid or a strong ...
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How do I calculate the hydronium ion concentration if I know the strontium hydroxide concentration?

This is my first question so I would appreciate feedback on how to ask better questions. Forgive me if I don't know how to properly format math/chem. The guide is confusing. I was taking a practice ...
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Unexpected reaction during acid hydrolysis of cellulose

Recently I tried to hydrolyze some cellulose: I added some acid to it ($\ce{H2SO4}$) then noticed nothing. Even after a few days there was no visible change and after doing some tests for glucose, ...
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Saponification side reactions

When soap is made from triglycerides and NaOH reacting, is saponification the only reaction that occurs or are there other side reactions. Information concerning this issue seems slim online
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Alkoxide as a leaving group in hydrolysis of ester

In the base catalysed hydrolysis the hydroxide ion adds to the ester to form a tetrahedral intermediate, after which the alkoxide ions leave and forms carboxylate ion and alcohol. Also we find the ...
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Rate of hydrolysis of silicon tetrahalides

Concise Inorganic Chemistry for JEE(Main and Advanced) by JD Lee(Third Edition) writes If we compare the rate of hydrolysis for $\ce{SiX4}$(where X= F,Cl,Br,I), it is in the same order as that of ...
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What an aqueous solution really contains?

I want to know what an aqueous solution is. For example, let's consider a $1~\mathrm{M}$ aqueous solution of $\ce{MgCl2}$. Does it also contain $\ce{MgOH2}$? Though it is a simple question, I feel it ...
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Steric Factors on reaction with grignard reagent

I was asked to find the products X and Y. For the product X,Here the grignard reagent and even the carbonyl substrate was too sterically hindered to approach the carbonyl center so no reaction would ...
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How does pyrosulfate compare to pyrophosphate?

That is, in terms of stability in aqueous solution and the energy released by the hydrolysis of the S-O-S bond compared with pyrophosphate hydrolysis. More specifically, could sulfates substitute ...
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Hydrolysis under basic medium

The first compound is said to be hydrolyzed more easily than the 2nd compound below under Alkaline medium . How is this possible ? I thought due to resonance, -NO2 acquires negative charge which ...
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How is the hydrolysis of amides done in a lab?

I have seen this video about the hydrolysis of amides in order to convert them to a carboxylic acid. I understood how it works but I want to know how would someone physically do it in a lab. I need ...
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Hydrolysis of β-1,2 glycosidic bond

Are there any easy, not enzymatic, ways to hydrolyse $\beta$-1,2 glycosidic bonds like they occur in steviosids? I thought of something like vinegar, which is commonly used to cleave the $\alpha$-1,...
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Acid hydrolysis of ethyl acetate uses

I was wondering if the above mentioned reaction has any uses? I looked up applications and significance and couldnt find anything. I came across Saponification but that involves a base and is a ...
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Acetone absorbing water from the air

Our company uses acetone and isopropanol in our manufacturing process to clean our product. Our operators get the chemicals from a large container and put it into small containers like this (http://...
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Why is ATP, but not ADP or AMP, a sole source of energy?

Why are three phosphate groups (such as in ATP) required for release of energy, but not two (ADP) or one (AMP) phosphates? How does breaking the phosphate bond release energy?
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Acid hydrolysis of ethyl acetate [closed]

For my chemistry IA, I am planning to determine the reaction rate and activation energy of the acid catalyzed hydrolysis of ethyl acetate. Where can I find literature values for these, so i can ...
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Wood Hydrolysis

According to this article on Live Strong, children have an average saliva pH of 7.5, while adults tend to be more acidic, with a saliva pH of 6.5 or lower. Even though a pH of 6 is not very ...
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Why does dimethyl dichlorosilane undergo hydrolysis to form siloxane polymers, but its carbon analog does not?

Dimethyl dichlorosilane will undergo hydrolysis to form siloxane polymers. But why would its carbon analog dimethyl dichlorocarbon not be able to undergo a similar hydrolysis reaction to form polymers?...
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What are the products of the hydrolysis of ICl3?

I have learnt that interhalogens on hydrolysis give a halic acid derived from the smaller atom and an oxoacid derived from the larger atom. For example hydrolysis of $\ce{BrF5}$ would give me $\ce{HF}$...
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What makes C=O more stable that C(OH)₂

When there are $2$ hydroxy groups on same carbon, they tend to undergo dehydration ( of course with exceptions like chloral where $\ce H$ bonding prevails). Why does this happen? We are breaking a ...
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Why is SF6 inert towards hydrolysis? [duplicate]

Why is $\ce{SF6}$ inert towards hydrolysis? Would not $\ce{H - F}$ bonds be created in water which is much stable and has a high negative enthalpy of formation. This hydrogen bond making must ...
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Why does hydrolysis of OF2 give a neutral solution?

I found this equation on the internet for the hydrolysis of $\ce{OF2}$: $\ce{OF2 + H2O -> HF + O2}$. So, according to me, $\ce{HF}$ must make generate an acidic instead of neutral solution. But ...
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Hydrolysis of Radiolabeled Esters

Hydrolysis of C$_6$H$_5$COO$^{18}$CH$_3$ with aqueous NaOH produces what final product. (a) CH$_3$$^{18}$OH (b) CH$_3$CO$^{18}$ONa (c) CH$_3$C$^{18}$OONa (d) CH$_3$$^{18}$ONa (e) CH$_3$OH The ...
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Phosphonate reaction with oxides and their stability?

I have read some papers stating that $\ce{SiO2}$ surfaces can bind phosphonates, but in water they hydrolyse. However, for $\ce{Si}$ surfaces, they are stable in water. In both cases, the reaction ...
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With which group does the middle oxygen atom of an anhydride remain, on hydrolysis?

With which group does the middle oxygen atom of an anhydride remain, on hydrolysis? As an example, let us say we have the following modification of ethanoic methanoic anhydride, with the middle oxygen ...
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How to synthesize tetrabutyl titanate from titanium dioxide powder?

How do you synthesize tetrabutyl titanate $(\ce{[CH3(CH2)3O]4Ti})$ from titanium dioxide ($\ce{TiO2}$) powder? As I know, we can get $\ce{TiO2}$ from tetrabutyl titanate, but how can we do the ...
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Acid-catalyzed hydrolysis of diphenyl malonate

What are the complete, acid-catalyzed hydrolysis products (with application of heat) of diphenyl malonate? According to me, they are phenol, carbon dioxide, and acetic acid. The aqueous acid and ...
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Hydrolysis products of chlorides of group 15

$\ce{NCl3}$ on hydrolysis produces $\ce{NH4OH}$ and $\ce{HOCl}$. $\ce{PCl_3}$ when hydrolyzed produces $\ce{P(OH)3}$ i.e. $\ce{H3PO3}$. $\ce{AsCl_3}$ when hydrolyzed produces $\ce{As(OH)3}$. ...
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Why should hydrolysis break down fat into fatty acid and glycerol?

Fats and lipids are composed of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. Both esters form different structures at different room temperatures. Now fats and lipids are generally insoluble in polar solvents(water)...