The @A00051@ of a reaction by a unique @C00876@, rather than by a family of related substances. The term is most commonly used in connection with specific hydrogen-ion or hydroxide-ion (@L03654@ or @L03653@) @C00874@.
See also:
general acid catalysis
general base catalysis
PAC, 1994, 66, 1077. (Glossary of terms used in physical organic chemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1994)) on page 1165 [Terms] [Paper]