[dis-pruh-pawr-shuh-ney-shuh n, -pohr-]
- the simultaneous oxidation and reduction of a substance reacting with itself, thereby forming two dissimilar molecules, as 2C2H4→C2H6+C2H2.
Origin of disproportionation
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- a reaction between two identical molecules in which one is reduced and the other oxidized