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# What is the Difference Between the Terms ‘Hydrolysis’ and ‘Hydration’? - Chemistry

ConceptWater Chemical Properties of Water

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What is the difference between the terms ‘hydrolysis’ and ‘hydration’?

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Hydrolysis is defined as a chemical reaction in which hydrogen and hydroxide ions (H+and OH– ions) of water molecule react with a compound to form products. For example:

NaH + H_2O -> NaOH + H_2

Hydration is defined as the addition of one or more water molecules to ions or molecules to form hydrated compounds. For example:

CuSO_4 + 5H_2O -> CuSO_4 . 5H_2O

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