complex chemical reaction

complex chemical reaction

[′käm‚pleks ¦kem·i·kəl rē′ak·shən]
(chemistry)
A chemical system in which a number of chemical reactions take place simultaneously, including reversible reactions, consecutive reactions, and concurrent or side reactions.
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The light occurs due to a complex chemical reaction, known as bioluminescence.
In this paper, we have presented the idea to measure a low dimensional manifold for the system of complex chemical reaction through analytical and computational techniques.
Oxidation of water is more complex chemical reaction than the reduction of proton.
"When the waves break, it almost looks like a lightning storm in the wave." Dr Andy Davies, a marine biologist at Bangor University's School of Ocean Sciences, said: "The light is created by small organisms called plankton, which are producing this light through a complex chemical reaction." He said spring and early summer are the best times to see the phenomenon.
Chemists at Duke Univ., Durham, N.C., have found that they can accelerate a complex chemical reaction by using a chain of molecules as an infinitesimal lanyard to tug on a chemical bond that is about to break.
Photosynthesis is a complex chemical reaction. This reaction is driven by SOLAR ENERGY.
It can be looked at as a very complex chemical reaction [in which] .
They perform complex chemical reactions that, fueled by the sun's energy, turn carbon dioxide and water into the energy-storing sugars needed for such activities as surviving and reproducing.
It is not apparent to many that the atmosphere we live in and breathe in is a sea of gas compounds, mostly composed of nitrogen, oxygen and water vapor, with complex chemical reactions aided by various types of solar radiation typically unseen by ourselves since humans have evolved in the presence of these reactions.
This layer is formed via complex chemical reactions of two gases with sunlight, high up in the atmosphere.
"But at high heat in the frying pan or oven they undergo complex chemical reactions that result in large amounts of toxic compounds."
The work includes focused sections on chemical mechanisms that are connected throughout the volume to illustrate complex chemical reactions and experiments.