Synthesis Reaction

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Chemical building up compounds into larger compounds.

Generally when one thinks of a Synthesis Reaction, it is the creation of a new compound, though in biology it generally is meant to imply that this new compound is larger, more complex, and/or containing more energy in bonds.

Biologically, synthesis reactions occur within the context of anabolism. Contrast with decomposition reaction.

Synthesis reactions in biological systems commonly occur via dehydration synthesis. See also condensation reaction. See also biosynthesis and chemical synthesis (but only metaphorically the "synthesis" of ideas).