condensation reaction

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condensation reaction

a reaction involving the removal of water (dehydration) from two or more small molecules to form a new larger compound. For example, the disaccharide carbohydrate sucrose is formed by a condensation reaction between glucose and fructose molecules. Compare HYDROLYSIS.
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Oxygen atoms (red) and hydrogen atoms (white) attach to the other pieces and allow for students to carry out dehydration synthesis and hydrolysis reactions.
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