Definition of disproportionation in English:

disproportionation

Syllabification: dis·pro·por·tion·a·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌdisprəˌpôrSHəˈnāSH(ə)n
 
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noun

Chemistry
A reaction in which a substance is simultaneously oxidized and reduced, giving two different products.
More example sentences
  • Reactions in which atoms of the same element are both oxidized and reduced are disproportionation reactions.
  • Three categories that encompass all these different redox reactions are atom transfer redox reactions, electron transfer reactions, and disproportionation reactions.
  • This complex can lead to the formation of uncolored and colored dimers and/or revert back to the monomers in their ground state by disproportionation of the semiquinone radical.

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