10 terms

Chemistry Chapter 7

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neutralization
A reaction between an acid and a base.
decomposition
A reaction where a single compound is broken down into two or more substances.
combination
A reaction where 2 or more substances react to form a single substance.
single replacement
A reaction where a metal usually replaces a positive ion in a compound.
combustion
This type of reaction always involves O2.
skeleton equation
An equation showing the substances involved in a reaction.
balanced equation
An equation showing the substances involved in a reaction and their lowest whole number ratios.
product
The resulting substance(s) after a reaction.
reactant
The starting substance(s) in a reaction.
catalyst
A substance that speeds a reaction, but is not consumed and is written with the yields arrow.