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solvolysis

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solvolysis (countable and uncountable, plural solvolyses)

  1. (chemistry) any reaction, between a solute and its solvent, in which one or more bonds of the solute are broken; specifically a substitution, elimination or fragmentation reaction in which the solvent is the nucleophile

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