Reagent vs. Reactant  [ENDORSED]

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Reagent vs. Reactant

Postby Mariah Guerrero 1J » Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:02 pm

What is the difference between reagent and reactant? Or are these terms interchangeable?

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Re: Reagent vs. Reactant  [ENDORSED]

Postby Jonathan Marcial Dis 1K » Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:06 pm

I had the same problem and this is the link to where they answer it for me. Hope it helps!

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Molly Oakes 1A
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Re: Reagent vs. Reactant

Postby Molly Oakes 1A » Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:12 pm

I believe they can be used interchangeably.

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Re: Reagent vs. Reactant

Postby Amanda 1A » Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:15 pm

I'm not exactly sure, but I think the terms are used interchangeably. However, I believe a reactant is a substance that is consumed during a chemical reaction whereas a reagent is simply a substance added to cause or test a chemical reaction.

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Re: Reagent vs. Reactant

Postby Vivian Gonzalez 1A » Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:31 pm

I agree with the others. I think reagent and reactant can be used interchangeably. A reactant participates and is consumed in a chemical reaction. A reagent is sometimes used in the place of a reactant but may not be consumed in a reaction.

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Re: Reagent vs. Reactant

Postby yazminedesan1F » Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:00 pm

a reactant is the starting material that will eventually undergo changes in a chemical rxtn while a reagent is the compound added to a system in order to cause a chemical rxtn. sometimes you can use them interchangeably.

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Re: Reagent vs. Reactant

Postby Megan Phan 1K » Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:54 pm

There's no difference between reactant or reagent, these these terms are used interchangeably and do not mean anything different.


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