displacement reaction

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Noun1.displacement reaction - (chemistry) a reaction in which an elementary substance displaces and sets free a constituent element from a compound
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
chemical reaction, reaction - (chemistry) a process in which one or more substances are changed into others; "there was a chemical reaction of the lime with the ground water"
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Elemental copper was then precipitated out of solution through a metal displacement reaction carried out by the addition of magnesium metal (Equation 2).
To overcome these issues, other instrumental techniques used included pulsed electrochemical detection on gold electrode [16, 17], mass spectrometric detection [2], evaporative light scattering detection [18], post-column ligand displacement reaction with fluorescence detection [19] and chemiluminescence detection [20].
An example of one concept map for the metal-ion displacement reaction between zinc and aqueous copper (II) sulfate is provided in Figure 2.