chemical reaction

  

Definition

Interaction of two or more chemicals that produces one or more new chemical compounds, or alters the properties of the mixed chemicals. Most reactions require heat, pressure, radiation, other conditions, and/or the presence of accelerators (catalysts).

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  • When Lamont and I met, it seemed as if there was this amazing chemical reaction between us that neither of us could deny or ignore.

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  • The main focus of the chemistry laboratory test was to create at least two types of chemical reaction using only the materials that were provided by the professor.

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  • When formulating industrial solvents, it is critical to know which substances will combine well and which will combine badly, forming a possibly dangerous chemical reaction.

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