Classifying Chemical Reactions

ChemReaction1Chemical Reactions: involve the combination, separation, or rearrangement of atoms. There are different types of classifications of chemical reactions. Within each classification, there are specific types of chemical reactions.

Combination Reactions: two or more atoms are combined to form one compound.

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Decomposition Reactions: one compound is broken down in two or more atoms

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Exchange/Metathesis Reactions:

Single Displacement: one atom displaces another

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Double Displacement: two atoms exchange places or displace one another

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