stepwise reaction


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stepwise reaction

[¦step‚wīz rē¦ak·shən]
(chemistry)
A chemical reaction in which at least one reactive intermediate is produced and at least two elementary reactions are involved.
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The stepwise reactions are: equationIn general, the transesterification reaction of TG with methanol (MeOH) in the presence of a suitable catalyst, to form three moles of ME and a mole of Glycerol (Gl) [14].
He began with studies of the application of Marcus Theory to organic reactions, then developed Multidimensional Marcus Theory to treat concerted reactions in terms of the hypothetical stepwise reactions, and recently developed No Barrier Theory, which allows calculation of the rate constants for a great many reactions in solution with no adjustable parameters.