reactive bond

reactive bond

[rē′ak·tiv ′bänd]
(chemistry)
A bond between atoms that is easily invaded (reacted to) by another atom or radical; for example, the double bond in CH2=CH2(ethylene) is highly reactive to other ethylene molecules in the reaction known as polymerization to form polyethylene.
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Product C then reacts with itself due to its two reactive bonds and the final product D (raw material for production of biodegradable casings) arises.
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