Asked Jan 30, 2019

What is a dehydration reaction ?


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Description of a dehydration reaction.

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A dehydration reaction is a type of chemical reaction in which two molecules covalently bond to each other with the removal or loss of water from the reactants. It is the main process involved in the formation of the polymers of biomolecules by the combination of monomers with each other through covalent bonds and releasing a molecule of water.

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Complex carbohydrates, nucleic acids and proteins are all the common examples of polymers formed by the dehydration reaction. The classic example of a dehydration r...


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