Aluminum can react with oxygen gas to produce aluminum oxide (#Al_2O_3#). What type of reaction is this?
This is a synthesis reaction.
We're given that aluminum (
The balanced chemical equation for this reaction is
#ul(4"Al"(s) + 3"O"_2(g) rarr 2"Al"_2"O"_3(s)#
A reaction in which two or more reactants combine to form only one product is called a synthesis reaction.
Here, there are two reactants (
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