chemical decomposition

https://doi.org/10.1351/goldbook.C01020
The breakdown of a single entity (normal molecule, reaction @I03096@, etc.) into two or more fragments.
Source:
PAC, 1994, 66, 1077. (Glossary of terms used in physical organic chemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1994)) on page 1104 [Terms] [Paper]