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Godzillaman Offline

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Different types of reactions: help

Before I talk about my next problem, I would like to shout out to you all for helping me out with the balancing equations stuff. I really know how to do it now!

But anyway, I got more problems on my hands for my big chemistry test on Friday (in roughly 2 days!). I need help identifying different kinds of chemical reactions.

I know how to identify combination and decomposition reactions, because those are so easy. My main issue is identifying single-replacement, double-replacement, and combustion reactions. Do any of you have any good strategies for remembering? Thank you
04-25-2013 03:40 AM
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Don't quote me, but I think I remember a tad about them.

Single-Replacement: Its something with 3 variables, like "AB+C=A+BC" or something like that.

Double-Replacement: Like single, but with 4 and you swap them. "AB+CD=AC+BC"

Combustion: I just remember this had always yields a water (H20) and a salt (whatever that is). Something to do with C02, I believe.

Again don't quote me on this I'm just typing this as fast as a can with about a minute (literally) in class left.
04-25-2013 04:04 AM
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RE: Different types of reactions: help

Single replacement is where you only have to replace 1 thing on one side to balance it (replace isn't the best word for this IMO but you only do one thing)

Double replacement is where you change things on both sides.

Combustion always has energy in it and energy is always on the right (CO2 might be energy, but most likely your teacher will just write out the word energy)

The less you try to control things, the less you need to.

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Sorry for the late reply. But I cannot thank you enough. I passed the test with an 88%. Thank you guys for helping me Smile
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