Definition of Displacement reaction
1. Noun. (chemistry) a reaction in which an elementary substance displaces and sets free a constituent element from a compound.
Category relationships: Chemical Science, Chemistry
Generic synonyms: Chemical Reaction, Reaction
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Literary usage of Displacement reaction
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1. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"... of the ions in the displacement reaction. Results in Table III show that the ... likely due mainly to steric requirements of the displacement reaction. ..."
2. Inorganic Chemistry by Horace Greeley Byers (1917)
"It follows, then, that if we can arrange the reactions so that a part or all of the energy can be converted to electricity that any displacement reaction ..."
3. Arsenic by Assembly Of Life Sciences, National Academies Press, Assembly of Life Sciences (U.S.), National Academy of Sciences (U.S.) (1977)
"the existence of As+a cations in aqueous solution is very unlikely, a displacement reaction of the following type appears to be more likely: CIV + As(OH):t ..."
4. Chemical Reactions and Their Equations: A Guide for Students of Chemistry by Ingo Waldemar Dagobert Hackh (1921)
"In its simplest form this principle is illustrated in the displacement reaction; (26) Cu++ + Fe = Cu + Fe++ In this case the metallic iron (Fe = valence ..."