Types of Chemical Reactions

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let's talk about these five major types

of chemical reactions we'll look at

examples of each and learn how to tell

them apart so that you can look at a

chemical reaction and classify it figure

out what type it is the first reaction

we're going to talk about is the

synthesis reaction these are sometimes

called combination reactions now

synthesis is just a fancy word that

means making and that's exactly what

happens in a synthesis reaction a

compound is made from simpler materials

here's an example carbon comes together

with oxygen gas to make carbon dioxide

co2 what we make in this reaction is

more complex than the two simple things

we start with here's another example we

take sodium and chlorine gas cl2 and

that makes sodium chloride NaCl what we

end up with is more complex than the