What is involved in a chemical reaction?

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Jun 1, 2017

A chemical reaction involves the formation of new substances, and the making and breaking of strong chemical bonds...........


A chemical reaction thus has no effect on the mass of the starting materials, #"the reactants"#, and the #"products"# will have an equivalent mass. The formation of strong bonds in a chemical reaction will typically be associated with the release of energy, which can be utilized to do mechanical work.