Definition of reactant in English:

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reactant

Pronunciation: /rɪˈakt(ə)nt/

noun

Chemistry
A substance that takes part in and undergoes change during a reaction.
Example sentences
  • If some of the components of this system chemically react with each other then the inert substance dispersing the reactants is the inert solvent.
  • When bonds are broken in a chemical reaction, the reactants involved are colliding with enough kinetic energy to break the atoms apart.
  • The change in heat content of the products relative to the reactants in a chemical reaction is known as the change in enthalpy.

Words that rhyme with reactant

interactant

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