Reduction Half Reaction

Science / Chemistry / Reduction Half Reaction: That part of a redox reaction that involves gain of electrons. In the oxidation half reaction, the oxidation number of one or more atoms within the reactants is reduced.

Other Words for Reaction

Reaction Verb Synonyms: retaliation, reciprocation, reprisal, revenge
Reaction Noun Synonyms: response, reply, answer, effect, feedback
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Reaction Formation

Science / Psychiatry / Reaction Formation: A defense mechanism, operating unconsciously, in which a person adopts affects, ideas, and behaviours that are the opposites of impulses harboured either consciously or unconsciously. For example, exc MORE

Reaction

Business / Finance / Reaction: A decline in prices following an advance. Opposite of rally. MORE

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Science / Biology / Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR): A method of amplifying or copying DNA fragments that is faster than cloning. The fragments are combined with DNA polymerase, nucleotides, and other components to form a mixture in which the DNA is cyc MORE

Phase Reduction

Science / Tides and Currents / Phase Reduction: A processing of observed high and low waters to obtain quantities depending upon the phase of the Moon, such as the spring and neap ranges of tide. At a former time this process was known as second re MORE

Reaction Mechanism

Science / Chemistry / Reaction Mechanism: A list of all elementary reactions that occur in the course of an overall chemical reaction. MORE

Reaction Quotient

Science / Chemistry / Reaction Quotient: The product of the concentrations of the products, divided by the product of the concentrations of the reactants, for a chemical reaction which is not necessarily at equilibrium. For example, the reac MORE

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