Types of Reactions

combustion reaction
a reaction of a hydrocarbon, in which carbon dioxide and water are produced
synthesis reaction
a reaction where two or more substances combine to form a new compound
decomposition reaction
a reaction where a single compound produce two or more simpler substances
displacement reaction
a reaction where one element replaces a similar element in a compound
activity series
the name of a list of elements arranged according to the ease with which they undergo certain chemical reactions
above it on the list
an element in the activity series can replace any element
whether a certain chemical reaction will occur
what can be predicted by using an activity series?