Holt Chemistry Chapter 8

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