rearrangement reaction

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rearrangement reaction

[‚rē·ə′rānj·mənt rē‚ak·shən]
(nuclear physics)
A nuclear reaction in which nucleons are exchanged between nuclei.
(organic chemistry)
A chemical reaction involving a change in the bonding sequence within a molecule. Also known as molecular rearrangement.
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His most spectacular discovery, in 1986, showed that optically pure products can be obtained through solid state photorearrangements of achiral compounds that crystallize spontaneously in chiral space groups (so-called absolute asymmetric synthesis).