Types of chemical reactions

Identify a reaction as combination (synthesis), single/replacement, decomposition, combustion, double-replacement.

Predict the products of the different types of reactions.

In a combination reaction, there is always a single product. The reactants are 2 or more elements and/or compounds that combine.

A decompositon reaction involves the breakdown of a single compound into 2 or more simpler substances.

In a single-replacement reaction, the reactants and products are an element and a compound. The activity series of metals can be used to predict whether the single-replacement reaction with take place.

A double-replacement reaction involves the exchange of cations (anions) between 2 compounds. This reaction generally takes place between 2 ionic compounds in aqueous solution.

Leave a comment