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chemical reaction

the process by which one or more substances change to produce one or more different substances

chemical equation

a representation of a chemical reaction that uses symbols to show the relationship between the reactants and the products.


a small whole number that appears as a factor in front of a formula in a chemical equation.

combustion reaction

the oxidation reaction of an organic compound, in which heat is released.

synthesis reaction

a reactions which two or more substances combine to form a new compound

decomposition reaction

a reaction in which a single compound breaks down to form two or more simpler substances.

activity series

a series of elements that have similar properties and that are arranged in descending order of chemical activity

double-displacement reaction

a reaction in which a gas, a solid precipitate, or a molecular compound forms from the apparent exchange of atoms or ions between compounds

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