Synthesis, Decomposition, Double Replacement, And Acid / Bases

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Kayla Sosa
12/8/2017
A chemical reaction is a process by which atoms of one or more substances are rearranged to form a different substance. Six types of chemical reactions are Synthesis, Combustion, Decomposition, Single Replacement, Double Replacement, and Acid/Bases. Each of these does something different, some combine to make a new product and some break down to make new products. Synthesis reaction is a type of reaction in which multiple reactants combine to form a single product. A description of Synthesis reaction would be taking a mystery element, called “A” and combining it with “B” and the new product would be what you get when you combine those two elements (AB). An experiment you can do to help with your understanding of Synthesis is making slime because you are using multiple reactants(glue, borax, and water) to create a single new product(slime). Two real life examples of Synthesis reaction is water and your lungs. The product of Carbon mixed with Oxygen is CO2, which is found in your lungs. Water is a synthesis reaction because it is a product of Hydrogen and Oxygen (Anne Helmenstine, Synthesis Reactions and Examples, 2017). The next reaction is Combustion reaction, which is defined as a type of reaction where a compound and an oxidant is reacted to produce heat and a new product. A description of the general form is the reaction between Hydrocarbon and Oxygen to create Carbon Dioxide and Water (H2O) ( Anne Helmenstine, Combustion Reaction Definition, 2017).

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