Reaction mechanism


reaction mechanism

in chemical reactions, the detailed processes by which chemical substances are transformed into other substances. The reactions themselves may involve the interactions of atoms, molecules, ions, electrons, and free radicals, and they may take place in gases, liquids, or solids-or at interfaces between any of these.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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