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What is the difference between reactants and reagents? I've seen both used for very similar situations... The dictionary said that reagents are added to a reaction to identify another substance, but wouldn't that be an indicator?

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    $\begingroup$ There's no difference imo $\endgroup$ – Mithoron Oct 10 '15 at 13:56
  • $\begingroup$ SciFinder differentiates between them somehow $\endgroup$ – Jan Oct 10 '15 at 14:06
  • $\begingroup$ see also reactant and reagent in the IUPAC Compendium of Chemical Terminology (Gold Book) $\endgroup$ – Loong Oct 11 '15 at 0:07

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