acid disproportionation

acid disproportionation

[′as·əd ‚dis·prə‚pȯr·shə′nā·shən]
(chemistry)
The self-oxidation of a sample of an oxidized element to the next higher oxidation state and then a corresponding reduction to lower oxidation states.
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65) Disruption of the acid disproportionation of nitrite to nitric oxide through PPI use may also affect the NO biology of bone metabolism.