HyperDic: chemical_reaction

English > 1 sense of the expression chemical reaction:
NOUNprocesschemical reaction, reaction(chemistry) a process in which one or more substances are changed into others
English > chemical reaction: 1 sense > noun 1, process
Meaning(chemistry) a process in which one or more substances are changed into others.
Example"there was a chemical reaction of the lime with the ground water"
Categorychemistry, chemical scienceThe science of matter
Narroweraddition reactionA chemical reaction in which one molecule is added to another
aldol reactionA reaction of aldehydes resulting in an aldol
chain reactionA series of chemical reactions in which the product of one is a reactant in the next
chemical equilibrium, equilibriumA chemical reaction and its reverse proceed at equal rates
decomposition, decomposition reaction, chemical decomposition reaction(chemistry) separation of a substance into two or more substances that may differ from each other and from the original substance
displacement, displacement reaction(chemistry) a reaction in which an elementary substance displaces and sets free a constituent element from a compound
double decomposition, double decomposition reaction, metathesisA chemical reaction between two compounds in which parts of each are interchanged to form two new compounds (AB+CD=AD+CB)
elimination reactionA chemical reaction in which a molecule decomposes to two different molecules
endothermic reactionA chemical reaction accompanied by the absorption of heat
exothermic reactionA chemical reaction accompanied by the evolution of heat
hydrolysisA chemical reaction in which water reacts with a compound to produce other compounds
neutralization, neutralisation, neutralization reaction, neutralisation reactionA chemical reaction in which an acid and a base interact with the formation of a salt
oxidation, oxidization, oxidisationThe process of oxidizing
oxidation-reduction, oxidoreduction, redoxA reversible chemical reaction in which one reaction is an oxidation and the reverse is a reduction
photochemical reactionA chemical reaction produced by the action of light
reduction, reducingAny process in which electrons are added to an atom or ion (as by removing oxygen or adding hydrogen)
saponificationA chemical reaction in which an ester is heated with an alkali (especially the alkaline hydrolysis of a fat or oil to make soap)
Broaderchemical process, chemical change, chemical action(chemistry) any process determined by the atomic and molecular composition and structure of the substances involved
Spanishreacción, reacción química
Catalanreacció, reacció química

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