Definition of reagent in English:


Line breaks: re|agent
Pronunciation: /rɪˈeɪdʒ(ə)nt


  • A substance or mixture for use in chemical analysis or other reactions: this compound is a very sensitive reagent for copper
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    • But what happens to a chemical reaction if the reagents are not in an ideal ratio?
    • More to the point, it has facilitated many reactions that depend upon acetic acid as a reagent or solvent.
    • The second phase comprises an organic solvent containing soluble reagents such as olefins.

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