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hydrolysis

1. n. [Drilling Fluids]

Any chemical reaction with water (H2O), such as degradation of lignite by decarboxylation of humic acid (a major component of lignite), which is driven by hydrolysis at high pH and begins at modest temperature.

See: acrylamide acrylate polymeracrylamido-methyl-propane sulfonate polymerbuffercarbonate ionfatty acidhumic acidligniteneutralizationpHphenolphthaleinphosphate saltpolymersodium bicarbonatetemperature stability

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