Emission of radiation resulting from a chemical reaction. The emitting species may be a reaction product or a species excited by energy transfer from an excited reaction product. The excitation may be electronic, vibrational or rotational; if the luminescence occurs in the infrared the expression infrared chemiluminescence is used.
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