One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Break down (a compound) by chemical reaction with water.
- ‘Amides are hydrolysed to ammonium salts with catalysis by acids or alkalis.’
- ‘This enzyme hydrolyzes fatty acids from carbon atoms 1 or 3 of triacylglycerols.’
- ‘The water fractions (containing soluble phenolics) were hydrolyzed under alkaline conditions.’
- ‘This compound is hydrolyzed to nitrate and carbonate and the net effect of this reaction is prevention of nitration and oxidative damage.’
- ‘Water will rapidly hydrolyze them, as well as supporting bacterial attack.’
- 1.1no object Undergo chemical breakdown due to reaction with water.
- ‘Only with time does it hydrolyze inside the epithelial cells of your lung tissue, causing increasing and irreversible damage.’
- ‘In response to the widespread use of lactam containing antibiotics, bacteria have acquired the ability to produce lactamases, which are enzymes that hydrolyze and inactivate lactam containing antibiotics.’
- ‘In these particular environments, the iron hydrolyzes essentially, as hydroxyls begin to agglomerate around the iron and settle down to the bottom of this lake material.’
- ‘Metal oxides are not the only substances that hydrolyze to produce hydroxide ions and basic solutions.’
- ‘When in contact with aqueous media, the methoxymethyl group slowly hydrolyses, freeing the diazeniumdiolate ion so that it can rapidly dissociate its two NO molecules.’
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