Product (chemistry)

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A product is a substance created by a chemical reaction . A starting material, on the other hand, is referred to as reactants or reactants (outdated also educt ).

A reaction can produce one or more products. In addition to the desired main product, there are often by-products that can be used elsewhere.

If a reaction is in a state of equilibrium , the products can also be referred to as reactants and vice versa. The distinction between reactant and product is thus arbitrary in the case of an equilibrium reaction.

Web links

Wiktionary: Product  - explanations of meanings, word origins, synonyms, translations

Individual evidence

  1. Entry on product . In: IUPAC Compendium of Chemical Terminology (the “Gold Book”) . doi : 10.1351 / goldbook.P04861 Version: 2.3.