What does disproportionation reaction mean?

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Aug 10, 2016

Answer:

A reaction in which species undergo simultaneous oxidation and reduction.

Explanation:

Here is an example of a disproportionation reaction:

#3BrF → BrF_3 + Br_2#

Univalent bromine (in the interhalogen #BrF#) is reduced to elemental bromine, and oxidized to #Br^(III+)#.