The cleavage of a @[email protected] so that both bonding electrons remain with one of the two fragments between which the bond is broken, e.g.
Heterolytic bond fission is a feature of many @[email protected] reactions in solution (e.g.@[email protected] substitution, @[email protected] substitution).
See also:
heterolytic bond-dissociation energy
PAC, 1994, 66, 1077. (Glossary of terms used in physical organic chemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1994)) on page 1120 [Terms] [Paper]