general acid–base catalysis
@C00874-1@ by acids or bases in solution is said to be general when it is possible to detect @C00874-2@ brought about by species other than the ions formed from the solvent itself (e.g. when water is the solvent, by species other than H+ and OH ions).
general acid catalysis
general base catalysis
PAC, 1996, 68, 149. (A glossary of terms used in chemical kinetics, including reaction dynamics (IUPAC Recommendations 1996)) on page 150 [Terms] [Paper]