What are the definition of the three types of chemical reactions?

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Mar 19, 2017

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In a displacement reaction , an ion (or atom) in a compound is #color(red)("replaced")# by an ion (or atom) of another element.

A combustion reaction is a reaction in which a substance #color(red)("reacts with oxygen")#, usually with the release of heat and light to produce a flame.

A neutralization reaction is a reaction #color(red)("between an acid and a base")# Generally, aqueous acid-base reactions produce water and a salt

A combination reaction is a reaction in which #color(red)("two or more substances combine")# to form a single product.

Decomposition reactions are the opposite of combination reactions. Specifically, a decomposition reaction is the #color(red)("breakdown of a compound")# into two or more components.

Ref.: Chemistry 10th Ed, Raymond Chang