What is the difference between hydration and hydrogenation reactions?

1 Answer
Feb 5, 2016

one adds hydrogen the other adds water


Both are electrophilic addition reactions, across a double bond, and have very similar mechanisms.

Hydrogneation reactions, need the addition of hydrogen gas, a nickle catalyst and a 60 degree temperature.

hydration reactions need the addition of water 300 degrees and a phosphoric acid catalyst.

For a full description of the mechanisms check out my video on the topic