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  1. condensation reactionnoun

    any reaction in which two molecules react with the resulting loss of a molecule of water (or other small molecule); the formal reverse of hydrolysis

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  1. Condensation reaction

    A condensation reaction, also commonly referred to as dehydration synthesis, is a chemical reaction in which two molecules or moieties combine to form a larger molecule, together with the loss of a small molecule. Possible small molecules lost are water, hydrogen chloride, methanol, or acetic acid. The word "condensation" suggests a process in which two or more things are brought "together" to form something "dense", like in condensation from gaseous to liquid state of matter; this does not imply, however, that condensation reaction products have greater density than reactants. When two separate molecules react, the condensation is termed intermolecular. A simple example is the condensation of two amino acids to form the peptide bond characteristic of proteins. This reaction example is the opposite of hydrolysis, which splits a chemical entity into two parts through the action of the polar water molecule, which itself splits into hydroxide and hydrogen ions. Hence energy is released. If the union is between atoms or groups of the same molecule, the reaction is termed intramolecular condensation, and in many cases leads to ring formation. An example is the Dieckmann condensation, in which the two ester groups of a single diester molecule react with each other to lose a small alcohol molecule and form a β-ketoester product.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of condensation reaction in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of condensation reaction in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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