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branching chain reaction

A chain reaction which includes a propagation step or steps in which there is an increase in the number of active intermediates; for example,
B00723-1
is a branching reaction since one active intermediate ( H ) gives rise to two ( OH and O ).
Source:
PAC, 1981, 53, 753 (Symbolism and terminology in chemical kinetics (Provisional)) on page 762
InChI=1/H2/h1H
UFHFLCQGNIYNRP-UHFFFAOYAN
InChI=1/H2O/h1H2
XLYOFNOQVPJJNP-UHFFFAOYAF
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IUPAC. Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 2nd ed. (the "Gold Book"). Compiled by A. D. McNaught and A. Wilkinson. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford (1997). XML on-line corrected version: http://goldbook.iupac.org (2006-) created by M. Nic, J. Jirat, B. Kosata; updates compiled by A. Jenkins. ISBN 0-9678550-9-8. doi:10.1351/goldbook.
Last update: 2014-02-24; version: 2.3.3.
DOI of this term: doi:10.1351/goldbook.B00723.
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