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anonymous

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whats the difference between dehydration and hydrolysis?

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  1. blues
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    In terms of chemical bond formation and cleavage, they are opposites of each other. For example, a dehydration reaction between two groups involves the formation of a chemical bond between the groups and the release of a water molecule. Almost always one H comes from one molecule and a hydroxyl OH group comes from the other. A hydrolysis reaction occurs when a water molecule reacts with the bond in such way that bond is broken and the individual atoms which make up the water molecule are distributed to the two products.

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    so does this make energy in the end?

  3. blues
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    Make energy is a really ambiguous term. Typically dehydration reactions store energy in the chemical bond between the bonding molecules and hydrolysis reactions release that energy. Does that make sense?

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    okay yes, that helps alot thanks

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    Cool.

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