proton transfer reaction
A @C01033@, the main feature of which is the @I03098@ or @I03130@ transfer of a @P04906@ (@H02904@) from one @B00649@ to another. For example:
In the detailed description of @P04906@ transfer reactions, especially of rapid @P04906@ transfers between electronegative atoms, it should always be specified whether the term is used to refer to the overall process (including the more-or-less @E02089@ formation of a hydrogen bonded complex and the separation of the products; see @M03912@) or just to the @P04906@ transfer event (including solvent @R05194@) by itself.
See also:
PAC, 1994, 66, 1077. (Glossary of terms used in physical organic chemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1994)) on page 1153 [Terms] [Paper]