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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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.
This shape has been found also for a reversible reaction [47].
Electro-active species of the each half of this battery may pass through reversible reactions.
Polymers that behave as individual long chain molecules at elevated temperatures and have a crosslinked structure at low temperatures are based on the inherent reversible reaction of compounds synthesized from an aromatic molecule containing a labile hydrogen entity, and another molecule having isocyanate functionality.
This reversible reaction enables measurement of the solution's pH, and in many circumstances permits control of the pH and even enzyme activity.
Therefore, there is need to explore new and safe anti-glycation, which can inhibit the formation of AGEs or make their formation a reversible reaction [4].
The esterification of acids with alcohols is a reversible reaction with a well-known mechanism (1, 2) Two reaction mechanisms through a tetrahedral intermediate and acyl-oxygen cleavage BAc-2 and AAc-2 are most common and require a nucleophilic attack of a hydroxylic nucleophile on the carbonyl double bond of the carboxylic or protonated carboxylic group.
It catalyzes the reversible reaction involving the hydration of carbon dioxide and the dehydration of carbonic acid.
It cannot describe reversible reactions accurately and it is also not suitable for very low and very high concentrations.
According to the general differential kinetic equation of several types of reversible reactions and the thermokinetic transformation equation, the characteristics parameter method for reversible reactions, with which the rate constants of forward and backward reactions and equilibrium constant can be obtained simultaneously from a single thermogram, were proposed.
Eight patients experienced reversible reactions following the first infusion that were characterized as red face, hives, itching and throat discomfort.
14] proposed the division of the overall transesterification reaction into three reversible reactions with intermediate creation of DG in the first reaction and MG produced from the reaction of DG and alcohol.