Chain reaction

A reaction that stimulates its own repetition, in particular where the neutrons originating from nuclear fission cause an ongoing series of fission reactions.

Chain reaction

A reaction where the product of one step is a reactant in a later step, which produces a reactant for a later step, and so on.

Chain Reaction

A mechanism that has no reason to stop, since the product is just as reactive as the reactants.
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chain reaction

[n] - a self-sustaining nuclear reaction 2. [n] - a series of chemical reactions in which the product of one is a reactant in the next
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Chain Reaction

A process in which the fissioning of one nucleus initiates the fissioning of others. See also: Critical Chain Reaction, Critical Mass.
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Chain reaction

A reaction that stimulates its own repetition, in particular where the neutrons originating from nuclear fission cause an ongoing series of fission reactions
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chain reaction

A reaction where the product of one step is a reactant in a later step, which produces a reactant for a later step, and so on.
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Chain Reaction

A self-propagating chemical reaction in which activation of one molecule leads successfully to activation of many others. Most, perhaps all, combustion reactions are of this kind
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chain reaction

Polymerisation initiated by the bonding of a free radical with a monomer.
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Chain Reaction

A nuclear reaction that is self-sustaining, in particular where the neutrons originating from nuclear fission cause an ongoing series of fission reactions.
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chain reaction

A reaction in which a product reacts and thus continues the reaction. ... (09 Oct 1997) ...
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chain reaction

a chemical reaction that is self-propagating; each time a free radical is destroyed a new one is formed.
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chain reaction

in chemistry and physics, process yielding products that initiate further processes of the same kind, a self-sustaining sequence. Examples from ... [4 related articles]
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Chain Reaction

[record label] Mark Ernestus Chain Reaction was a German record label founded in 1995 by Basic Channel members Moritz Von Oswald and Mark Ernestus. The label`s output consisted of the extended friends and family of the Basic Channel duo, which centered around the Hard Wax record store in Berlin. The label`s sound focused on a similar minima...
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Chain reaction

A reaction that stimulates its own repetition, in particular where the neutrons originating from nuclear fission cause an ongoing series of fission reactions.
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Chain Reaction

A reaction that stimulates its own repetition, in particular where the neutrons originating from nuclear fission cause an ongoing series of fission reactions.
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chain reaction

In general, any self-sustaining molecular or nuclear reaction, the products of which contribute to the propagation of the reaction. In particular a fission chain reaction is a process in which one nuclear transformation is capable of initiating a chain of similar transformations. For example, when...
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chain reaction

chain reaction, self-sustaining reaction that, once started, continues without further outside influence. Proper conditions for a chain reaction depend not only on various external factors, such as temperature, but also on the quantity and shape of the substance undergoing the reaction. A chain reac...
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chain reaction

Type: Term Definitions: 1. a self-perpetuating process in which a product of one step in the reaction serves to bring about the next step in the reaction.
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chain reaction

(physics) In nuclear physics, a fission reaction that is maintained because neutrons released by the splitting of some atomic nuclei themselves go on to split others, releasing even more neutrons. Such a reaction can be controlled (as in a nuclear reactor) by using moderators to absorb excess ...
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chain reaction

(chemistry) In chemistry, a succession of reactions, usually involving free radicals, where the products of one stage are the reactants of the next. A chain reaction is characterized by the continual generation of reactive substances. A chain reaction comprises three separate stages: initi...
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Chain Reaction

[radio] Chain Reaction (nicknamed `the tag-team talk show`) is a hostless chat show first broadcast on BBC Radio 5 in 1991, and then revived on BBC Radio 4 in 2005. Each week an individual from the world of entertainment selects someone that they would like to interview. This interviewee goes on to be the next week`s interviewer. The first ...
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Chain Reaction

[game show] The show aired three separate runs: Bill Cullen hosted the original series on NBC from January 14 to June 20, 1980. The second version aired on the USA Network from September 29, 1986 to December 27, 1991 and was hosted first by Blake Emmons and later by Geoff Edwards. Another version, hosted by Dylan Lane, premiered on August 1...
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Chain reaction

A chain reaction is a sequence of reactions where a reactive product or by-product causes additional reactions to take place. In a chain reaction, positive feedback leads to a self-amplifying chain of events. Chain reactions are one way in which systems which are in thermodynamic non-equilibrium can release energy or increase entropy in order to r...
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chain reaction

Polymerisation initiated by the bonding of a free radical with a monomer.
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