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dis•pro•por•tion•a•tion



Pronunciation: (dis"pru-pôr"shu-nā'shun, -pōr"-), [key]
n. Chem.
the simultaneous oxidation and reduction of a substance reacting with itself, thereby forming two dissimilar molecules, as 2C2H4→C2H6+C2H2.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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