Hydration Reaction Definition

Definition: A hydration reaction is a reaction where a hydrogen and hydroxyl ion is attached to a carbon in a carbon double bond.

The general formula for a hydration reaction is

RRC=CH2 in acid → RRC(-OH)-CH3

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