double decomposition

noun

Medical Definition of double decomposition

: a chemical reaction between two compounds in which part of the first compound becomes united with part of the second and the remainder of the first compound becomes united with the remainder of the second (as in AB + CD → AD + BC)

called also metathesis

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“Double decomposition.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/double%20decomposition. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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