hydrogenolysis

[ hahy-droh-juh-nol-uh-sis ]
/ ˌhaɪ droʊ dʒəˈnɒl ə sɪs /

noun, plural hy·dro·gen·ol·y·ses [hahy-droh-juh-nol-uh-seez] /ˌhaɪ droʊ dʒəˈnɒl əˌsiz/.

decomposition of a compound resulting from its interaction with hydrogen.

Nearby words

  1. hydrogen-3,
  2. hydrogenase,
  3. hydrogenate,
  4. hydrogenation,
  5. hydrogenize,
  6. hydrogenous,
  7. hydrogeology,
  8. hydrograph,
  9. hydrographic,
  10. hydrography

Origin of hydrogenolysis

First recorded in 1930–35; hydrogen + -o- + -lysis

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British Dictionary definitions for hydrogenolysis

hydrogenolysis

/ (ˌhaɪdrəʊdʒɪˈnɒlɪsɪs) /

noun

a chemical reaction in which a compound is decomposed by hydrogen
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