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What is hydration?

What is hydration?

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Ramesh V
70 Points
12 years ago

A hydration reaction is a chemical reaction in which a hydroxyl group (OH-) and a hydrogen cation (an acidic proton) are added to the two carbon atoms bonded together in the carbon-carbon double bond which makes up an alkene functional group. The reaction usually runs in a strong acidic, aqueous solution.

Hydration differs from hydrolysis in that hydrolysis cleaves the non-water component in two. Hydration leaves the non-water component intact.

The general chemical equation of the reaction is the following:

RRC=CH2 in H2O/acid → RRC(-OH)-CH3

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Regards

Ramesh


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