Definitions for "Disproportionation"
disproportion; disproportionate; disproportionating. A reaction involving a substance that produces two different forms of the substance, one more oxidized and the other more reduced than the original.
The splitting of a chemical compound into two new compounds, one more oxidized and one more reduced than the original compound.
The tendency of a species in a given unstable oxidation state to react to give a mixture of species with both higher and lower oxidation states.