Meaning of elimination reaction in English:

elimination reaction

noun

Chemistry
  • A reaction in which two substituents are removed from a molecule without being replaced, resulting in the formation of two molecules.

    Typically, the original molecule acquires a double bond and the detached substituents combine to form a small molecule. The reaction can be regarded as the opposite of an addition reaction.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Journal of the American Chemical Society.