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chemical reaction

noun
1.
Chemistry, reaction (def 7).
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chemical reaction

noun
1.
a process that involves changes in the structure and energy content of atoms, molecules, or ions but not their nuclei Compare nuclear reaction
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A process in which atoms of the same or different elements rearrange themselves to form a new substance. While they do so, they either absorb heat or give it off.

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