Interactions, reactions or processes classified as:

Decomplexation or Fragmentation

Decomplexation or fragmentation is the reverse of complexation. However, where complexation is a bimolecular (second order) process, decomplexation is a unimolecular (first order) process.

Fragmentation into a Lewis acid/base pair is termed "heterolysis" and fragmentation into a pair of radicals is termed "homolysis".

For more information look in the Chemogenesis webbook sections on fragmentation reactions.


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