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Disproportionation or dismutation is used to describe two particular types of chemical reaction:
Additional recommended knowledge
The reverse of disproportionation is called comproportionation.
The first disproportionation reaction to be studied in detail was:
This was examined using tartrates by Johan Gadolin in 1788. In the Swedish version of his paper he called it 'söndring'. (K. Sv. Vet. Acad. Handl. 1788, 186-197; Crells chem. Annalen 1790, I, 260-273).
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