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Types of Reactions 7.2. The walls of this cave are limestone. When hydrochloric acid is dropped on limestone, a chemical reaction occurs that produces.

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1 Types of Reactions 7.2

2 The walls of this cave are limestone. When hydrochloric acid is dropped on limestone, a chemical reaction occurs that produces a gas. Geologists use this reaction to determine whether a rock sample contains the mineral calcium carbonate, CaCO 3.

3 What are the general types of chemical reactions? Classifying Reactions synthesis, decomposition, single-replacement, double-replacement, and combustion reactions.

4 Just as you can classify matter into different types, you can classify chemical reactions into different types. Reactions are often classified by the type of reactant or the number of reactants and products. Classifying Reactions

5 Synthesis A synthesis reaction is a reaction in which two or more substances react to form a single substance. The reactants may be either elements or compounds. The product synthesized is always a compound. The general equation for a synthesis reaction is A + B AB Classifying Reactions

6 Sodium metal reacts vigorously with chlorine to form sodium chloride, NaCl. 2Na + Cl 2 2NaCl Another synthesis reaction is hydrogen and oxygen reacting to form water. 2H 2 + O 2 2H 2 O Classifying Reactions

7 Decomposition A decomposition reaction is a reaction in which a compound breaks down into two or more simpler substances. The reactant in a decomposition reaction must be a compound. The products may be elements or compounds. The general equation for a decomposition reaction is AB A + B Classifying Reactions

8 When electricity passes through water, the water decomposes into hydrogen gas and oxygen gas. 2H 2 O 2H 2 + O 2 Cement factories use a giant kiln, or oven, to heat a mixture of clay and limestone. The heat causes the calcium carbonate in the limestone to decompose into lime, CaO, and carbon dioxide. CaCO 3 CaO + CO 2 Classifying Reactions

9 Single Replacement A single-replacement reaction is a reaction in which one element takes the place of another element in a compound. Single-replacement reactions have the general form A + BC B + AC Classifying Reactions

10 As copper replaces silver in the silver nitrate solution in a single-replacement reaction, the solution turns blue, and silver crystals form on the wire. Cu + 2AgNO 3 2Ag + Cu(NO 3 ) 2 Classifying Reactions

11 Potassium reacts with water in a single-replacement reaction that produces hydrogen gas and potassium hydroxide. 2K + 2H 2 O H 2 + 2KOH The heat produced by this chemical reaction causes the hydrogen gas to ignite explosively. Classifying Reactions

12 Double Replacement A double-replacement reaction is one in which two different compounds exchange positive ions and form two new compounds. The general form of a double replacement reaction is AB + CD AD + CB Two replacements take place in this reaction. A replaces C, and C replaces A. Classifying Reactions

13 When potassium iodide solution is poured into a solution of lead(II) nitrate, a double-replacement reaction takes place. Lead(II) iodide forms as a yellow precipitate. Potassium nitrate remains in solution. Pb(NO 3 ) KI PbI 2 + 2KNO 3 Classifying Reactions

14 When geologists test the calcium carbonate content in a rock, they use a double- replacement reaction. CaCO 3 + 2HCl CaCl 2 + H 2 CO 3 The product carbonic acid,H 2 CO 3, then decomposes into carbon dioxide gas and water. H 2 CO 3 CO 2 + H 2 O Classifying Reactions

15 Combustion A combustion reaction is one in which a substance reacts rapidly with oxygen, often producing heat and light. The main component of natural gas is methane. When methane burns in oxygen, a combustion reaction occurs. CH 4 + 2O 2 CO 2 + 2H 2 O Classifying Reactions

16 A Bunsen burner generates heat and light by the combustion of natural gas. Classifying Reactions

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18 The reaction of hydrogen and oxygen is a combustion reaction. 2H 2 + O 2 2H 2 O You could also classify this reaction as the synthesis of water. The classifications for chemical reactions sometimes overlap. Classifying Reactions

19 Assessment Questions 1.Which of these statements best describes a double- replacement reaction? a.Two different compounds exchange positive ions and form two new compounds. b.An element takes the place of another element in a compound. c.One compound breaks down into two or more simpler substances. d.Two or more substances react to form a single substance.

20 Assessment Questions 2. Which of these represents the general formula of a decomposition reaction? a.A + B AB b.A + BC B + AC c.AB A + B d.AB + CD AD + CB

21 Assessment Questions 3. When copper reacts with silver nitrate, copper nitrate is a product. This reaction can be classified as a.synthesis b.decomposition c.single-replacement d.combustion


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