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Related to homolytic cleavage: heterolytic cleavage
homolytic cleavage[¦häm·ə‚lid·ik ′klēv·ij]
The breaking of a single (two-electron) bond in which one electron remains on each of the atoms. Also known as free-radical reaction; homolysis.
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