What are decomposition reactions?

1 Answer
Oct 17, 2015

Answer:

#"Compound "->" Products"#

Explanation:

Decomposition reaction is under this form:

#"Compound "->" Products"#

Which means is that you have one reactant which is a compound that will give you products which could be a combination of:

#"Compound "->" Compound" + "Compound"#

#"Compound "->" Compound" + "element"#

#"Compound "->" element" + "element"#

Example:
When you heat #CuCO_3# it will decompose into copper(II) oxide #CuO# and carbon dioxide #CO_2#:

#CuCO_3(s) -> CuO(s) + CO_2(g)#

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