hydration

https://doi.org/10.1351/goldbook.H02876
@A00132@ of water or of the elements of water (i.e. H and OH) to a @M03986@. For example, hydration of ethene:
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The term is also used in a more restricted sense for the process:
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See also:
aquation
,
solvation
Note:
Compare the use of the term in inorganic/physical chemistry to describe the state of the ions of an electrolyte in aqueous solution.
Source:
PAC, 1994, 66, 1077. (Glossary of terms used in physical organic chemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1994)) on page 1122 [Terms] [Paper]