Chemical trap

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In chemistry, a chemical trap is a chemical compound that is used to detect a certain molecule [1] when

With the reaction product of the chemical trap and the molecule in question it is possible to

  • Quantify the amount
  • Prove the existence of the molecule


  1. ^ March, Jerry (1985), Advanced Organic Chemistry: Reactions, Mechanisms, and Structure (3rd ed.), New York: Wiley, ISBN 0-471-85472-7