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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.
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.
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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