acid-base catalysis

acid-base catalysis

[′as·əd ′bās kə′tal·ə·sis]
(chemistry)
The increase in speed of certain chemical reactions due to the presence of acids and bases.
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A public contract to monitor the reaction rate of the studied organic reactions requiring acid-base catalysis.
The biodiesel was synthesized from the bleached oil under acidic, basic and two step acid-base catalysis using methyl alcohol for transesterification process.
Covers basic concepts and models, stereochemistry, conformational analysis and molecular mechanics, molecular orbital theory and valence bond theory, reactive intermediates, methods of studying organic reactions, acid-base catalysis, substitution reactions, concerted reactions, and photochemical reactions

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