from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A chemical reaction between two compounds in which the first and second parts of one reactant are united, respectively, with the second and first parts of the other reactant.
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- n. a reaction between two substances in which two parts of each substance are exchanged; metathesis
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- n. a chemical reaction between two compounds in which parts of each are interchanged to form two new compounds (AB+CD=AD+CB)
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