general acid–base catalysis

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See:
general acid catalysis
,
general base catalysis
Source:
PAC, 1996, 68, 149. (A glossary of terms used in chemical kinetics, including reaction dynamics (IUPAC Recommendations 1996)) on page 150 [Terms] [Paper]