coupled reaction


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coupled reaction

[′kəp·əld rē′ak·shən]
(chemistry)
A reaction which involves two oxidants with a single reductant, where one reaction taken alone would be thermodynamically unfavorable.
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The coupled reactions in living organisms are similar to man-made systems in that a certain degree of dissipation of maximal work, which can be regarded as a cost, is indispensably associated with power generation.
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The Beckman lactate method is based on a lactate oxidase/peroxidase coupled reaction with endpoint determination.