reversible reaction

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re·ver·si·ble re·ac·tion

a chemical reaction that takes place in either direction, that is, from the forward or reverse direction; ionization is such a reaction, as are reactions involving racemases, isomerases, mutases, transferases, etc.
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The conversion of Ru(III) to Ru(IV) is known to be a highly reversible reaction. The difference of the peak potential indicates a one-electron transfer reaction as has been assumed by many authors [3].
However, Table 2 showed the evidence of a reversible reaction, as indicated by the value of [k.sub.6r] from the current model.
With the increase of the conversion, the concentration of THPA decreases, which leads to the reversible reaction at the first step move to the left hand.
While irritation is a superficial reversible reaction, sensitization and corrosion can leave both biochemical and physical marks on the skin, eye and systemic immunity.
Based on a reversible reaction of C[O.sub.2] and cold water, the process captures C[O.sub.2], regenerates it at elevated pressures, and delivers it at pipeline pressures for commercial use or sequestration.
As many of us were taught in early organic chemistry classes, the formation of an ester or amide from a carboxylic acid and an alcohol or amine is a reversible reaction: CH3(C = O) - OH + CH3NH2 [left and right arrow]) CH3(C = O)NHCH3 + H2O.
Let us assume a reversible reaction, in which the initial substances and the product are in scheme 2.
SAH hydrolase converts SAH to homocysteine in a reversible reaction, the kinetics of which favor condensation of homocysteine and adenosine.
It has been shown [28] that the decreasing dependence of E on conversion corresponds to the kinetic scheme of an endothermic reversible reaction followed by an irreversible one.
The obtained affinity constant was in general agreement with the constant [K.sub.D] = [k.sub.-1]/[k.sub.1] = 69 pM, calculated from the rate constants of the simple reversible reaction. The binding studies with [[sup.3]H]WAY100635 were carried out in the incubation buffer containing 50 mM Tris-HCl (pH 7.4) and 0.1 mg/mL BSA, which was found to be optimal for the high-affinity binding of the radioligand.
The high interfacial energy between inclusions and molten aluminum causes reentrant corners to collect H from the melt as [H.sub.2] in a reversible reaction:
The electrochemical oxidation and reduction of the proteins and peptides may be a reversible reaction due to which oxidized and reduced forms of these compounds may remain in equilibrium.