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A reaction in which an element in a higher oxidation state reacts with the same element in a lower oxidation state to give the element in an intermediate oxidation state. For example Ag2+(aq)+Ag(s) → 2Ag+(aq)It is the reverse of disproportionation.

Ag2+(aq)+Ag(s) → 2Ag+(aq)

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