spectator-stripping reaction

An extreme type of stripping reaction in which one reaction product has almost the same direction and momentum as one of the reactant molecules had before the reactive collision occurred.
PAC, 1996, 68, 149. 'A glossary of terms used in chemical kinetics, including reaction dynamics (IUPAC Recommendations 1996)' on page 186 (https://doi.org/10.1351/pac199668010149)