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Simple Homolysis

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  • 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.

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    see also assisted homolysis