Haiku Reactions

By: Robyn Hamilton

Synthesis Reaction

A synthesis reaction is when two or more chemical species combine to form a more complex product. The reactants maybe elements or compounds. The product is always a compound. An example of a Synthesis Reaction is 2 H2(g) + O2(g) → 2 H2O(g).

Decomposition Reaction

A decomposition reaction is a type of chemical reaction where one reactant yields two or more products. In a decomposition reaction, a compound is broken into smaller chemical species. An example of a Decomposition Reaction is 2 H2O → 2 H2 + O2.

Combustion Reaction

A combustion reaction is a chemical reaction that occurs between a fuel and an oxidizing agent that produces energy, usually in the form of heat and light. An example of a Combustion Reaction is CxHy + O2 --> CO2 + H2O.

Single Displacement Reaction

A single-displacement reaction is a type of oxidation-reduction chemical reaction when an element or ion moves out of one compound and into another and one element is replaced by another in a compound. An example of a Single Displacement Reaction is A + B-C → A-C + B.

Double Displacement Reaction

A double replacement reaction is a chemical reaction where two reactant ionic compounds exchange ions to form two new product compounds with the same ions. An example of a Double Displacement Reaction is AB + CD → AD + CB.

Oxidation-Reduction Reaction

A oxidation-reduction reaction is a reversible chemical process usually involving the transfer of electrons, in which one reaction is an oxidation and the reverse reaction is a reduction. An example of an Oxidation-Reduction Reaction is P4(s) + 5 O2(g) ---> P4O10(s).