Chemical Reactions

By: Marquel Bryant

synthesis reaction

  • most common type of reaction
  • chemical combine to form a complex product
  • iron sulfide is one example

decomposition reaction

  • separation of chemical compound into elements
  • the exact opposite of a chemical synthesis
  • a compound is broken into smaller chemical species

combustion reaction

  • major class of chemical reaction
  • it occurs when hydrocarbon reacts with water to produce carbon dioxide and water

single displacement reaction

chemical reaction where one reactant is exchanged for one ion of a second reactant

double displacement reaction

reaction where part of one reactant is replaced by part of another

oxidation-reduction reaction

  • chemical reaction in which the oxidation numbers of the atoms are changed is an oxidation-reduction
  • they are also known as redox reactions