Definition of hydrogenation in English:


Pronunciation /hʌɪˌdrɒdʒəˈneɪʃ(ə)n//ˌhʌɪdrədʒəˈneɪʃ(ə)n/


  • See hydrogenate

    • ‘Unsaturated fats may be chemically modified by a process called hydrogenation.’
    • ‘Many of the carbon compounds found in crude petroleum may contain multiple bonds, but can be converted to saturated compounds by catalytic hydrogenation.’
    • ‘Hydrogen is also used by the food products industry to convert liquid oils to solid fats in a process known as hydrogenation.’
    • ‘One example of the use of hydrogen atom transfer in organic synthesis is hydrogenation, i.e. the addition of hydrogen to a carbon-carbon double bond.’
    • ‘For example, nickel is a catalyst in the hydrogenation of vegetable oils.’