Do you know the 5 reaction types?

Keri Len & Colton

Synthesis Reaction:

  • in a Synthesis Reaction {also known as a composition reaction} two or more substances combine to form a new compound.
  • This type of reaction is represented by the following equation. H2 + O2 yields H2O

Decomposition Reaction

  • in a Decomposition Reaction, a single compound undergoes a reaction that produces two or more simpler substances.
  • This type of reaction is represented by the following equation.

KL yields to K + L

Single- Displacement Reaction

  • in a Single Displacement Reaction {also known as a replacement reaction} one element replaces a similar element in a compound.
This type of reaction is represented in the following equation.

Ca + 2KCl yields CaCl2 + 2K

Double- Displacement Reaction

  • in Double Displacement Reaction, the ions of two compounds exchange places in an aqueous solution to form two new compounds.
  • This type of reaction is represented by the following equation.

AZ + BX yields BZ + AX

Combustion Reaction

  • in a Combustion Reaction, a substance combines with oxygen, releasing a large amount of energy in the form of light and heat.
  • This type of reaction is represented by the following equation.
Bibliography:


  • YouTube
  • Mr. Staley's Notes
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