Simple Homolysis

A simple homolysis is a homolysis caused by the energy applied directly.  A simple homolysis is not accompanied by formation of any bonds and, therefore, is always endothermic.

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Standard enthalpy of a simple homolysis is equal to the bond dissociation energy of the bond broken.


see also assisted homolysis

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