chemical reaction


: a chemical change that occurs when two or more substances combine to form a new substance

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Recent Examples on the Web The ozone layer in the upper atmosphere protects the planet from the Sun's radiation, but ozone that forms at ground level—caused by a chemical reaction in the sunlight between pollutants such as car exhaust fumes—can be dangerous. Chloe Mayer, Newsweek, 9 July 2024 When mixed in equal amounts, a chemical reaction creates fizzing that resembles a volcanic eruption! Nicole Harris, Parents, 22 May 2024 The heat can even exacerbate air pollution in your area by supercharging the chemical reaction that creates smog. Justine Calma, The Verge, 17 June 2024 Authorities said the explosion and subsequent fire resulted from a chemical reaction in one of the company’s buildings. Evan Rosen, New York Daily News, 1 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for chemical reaction 

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“Chemical reaction.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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