A chemical reaction whose products are chemically identical with the reactants, for example the @M03989@ self exchange reaction of CH3I with I−.
Source: PAC, 1994, 66, 1077. (Glossary of terms used in physical organic chemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1994)) on page 1124 [Terms] [Paper]
Citation: 'identity reaction' in IUPAC Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 3rd ed. International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry; 2006. Online version 3.0.1, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1351/goldbook.I02940 RISBibTexEndNote