Mon June 02, 2008 By:

define hydrogenation?

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Tue June 17, 2008

Hydrogenation is a reductive chemical reaction which result in an addition of hydrogen (H 2 ) usually to saturate organic compounds . The process constitutes the addition of hydrogen atoms to the double bonds of a molecule through the use of a catalyst .Hydrogen also adds to triple bonds  if they are present. Typical substrates include alkenes, alkynes, ketones, nitriles, and imines.

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