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reaction mechanism

[rē′ak·shən ‚mek·ə‚niz·əm]
(chemistry)
The sequence of steps during which a chemical reaction occurs, including the transition state during which the reactants are converted into products.
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Detailed reaction mechanism models can assist in locating the set of parameter values where unstable solutions and oscillations occur.
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Finally, a reaction mechanism between the epoxy resin and the curing agent is proposed.
The Fenton reaction mechanism is shown by equations 1-10 [11].
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