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chemical reaction

Sunday 3 April 2022


Definition : A chemical reaction is a process that leads to the chemical transformation of one set of chemical substances to another.

Classically, chemical reactions encompass changes that only involve the positions of electrons in the forming and breaking of chemical bonds between atoms, with no change to the nuclei (no change to the elements present), and can often be described by a chemical equation.

Nuclear chemistry is a sub-discipline of chemistry that involves the chemical reactions of unstable and radioactive elements where both electronic and nuclear changes can occur.

See also

- organic transformation