# How many products and reactants are there in a double-replacement reaction?

Jul 15, 2014

Thanks for your question regarding double replacement reactions.

In a typical double replacement reaction, you have two reactants and two products. All are compounds.

An example of a typical double replacement reaction is:

Solutions of potassium chloride and sodium chlorate are mixed together.

KCl (aq) + $N a C l {O}_{3}$(aq) -> NaCl(aq) + $K C l {O}_{3}$ (aq)

The cations switch places (or you could think of the anions as switching places).

Good luck!

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