- a substance that, because of the reactions it causes, is used in analysis and synthesis.
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Tannin precipitates, and the precipitate is soluble in excess of the reagent.Poisons: Their Effects and Detection
Alexander Wynter Blyth
Moisten samples of cotton and of wool with Millon's reagent.Clothing and Health
Treat a sample of the flour in a test tube with this reagent.Detection of the Common Food Adulterants
Edwin M. Bruce
If this is not the case a slight excess of the reagent is added.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II
It is a reagent which adds new qualities and rearranges what is received.Human Nature and Conduct
- a substance for use in a chemical reaction, esp for use in chemical synthesis and analysis
Word Origin and History for reagent
- A substance used in a chemical reaction to detect, measure, examine, or produce other substances.
- A substance participating in a chemical reaction, especially one used to detect, measure, or produce another substance. Compare agent.