Is the equation, #2Hg + O_2 = 2HgO# a synthesis, decomposition, or exchange reaction?

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Dec 4, 2015

Answer:

Synthesis reaction.

Explanation:

The equation #2Hg+O_2->2HgO# is under the form of:

#"Element "+" Element"->Product# which is the general form of a synthesis reaction.

It is similar to #2H_2+O_2->2H_2O# for the synthesis of water.