Redox vs Hydrolysis - What's the difference?

redox | hydrolysis |


As nouns the difference between redox and hydrolysis

is that redox is redox while hydrolysis is (chemistry) a chemical process of decomposition involving the splitting of a bond and the addition of the hydrogen cation and the hydroxide anion of water.

redox

English

Noun

(wikipedia redox) (-)
  • (chemistry) a reversible process in which one reaction is an oxidation and the reverse is a reduction
  • * {{quote-book, title=The conscientious marine aquarist,
  • books.google.com/books?isbn=1890087025, author=Robert M. Fenner, year=2001, passage=Can you have too much redox ? Definitely.}}
  • * {{quote-book, title=Chemistry: The Study of Matter and Its Changes,
  • books.google.com/books?isbn=0470576421, author=James E. Brady, Fred Senese, year=2009, passage=This will tell us whether redox is occurring, and if so, what is oxidized and reduced.}}

    Derived terms

    * auto-redox

    See also

    * reducing agent * oxidizing agent

    Anagrams

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    hydrolysis

    English

    Noun

    (hydrolyses)
  • (chemistry) A chemical process of decomposition involving the splitting of a bond and the addition of the hydrogen cation and the hydroxide anion of water.
  • (biochemistry) The degradation of certain biopolymers (proteins, complex sugars) by the chemical process that results in smaller polymers or monomers (such as amino acids or monosaccharides)