# How can you use the formation of water from hydrogen and oxygen to explain the following terms: chemical reaction reactant, and product?

Sep 22, 2016

Any chemical reaction can be represented as:

$\text{Reactants "rarr" Products}$

#### Explanation:

The reactants are (i) dihydrogen gas, and (ii) dioxygen gas, and the products are liquid water.

${H}_{2} \left(g\right) + \frac{1}{2} {O}_{2} \left(g\right) \rightarrow {H}_{2} O \left(l\right) + \Delta$

Of course energy is released by this reaction, as it symbolized by $\Delta$.