What is a synthesis reaction? How are they used in the real world?
A synthesis reaction is one in which a single product is made from two or more reactants.
It follows the pattern
There are many practical processes that are synthesis reactions.
Here are a couple:
The Haber process was a Nobel-prize winning advance which demonstrated how to fix atmospheric nitrogen (which is a remarkably stable, unreactive element) into ammonia, which could then be used as a synthetic fertilizer (the first to be produced), but was also a raw material in the manufacture of nitrate compounds that are essential to manufacture of explosives. The Haber process was one of a great many important advances that came about during time of war, to support the war effort - in this case, World War I.
A second example:
Lime (calcium oxide,
So, there are important applications of synthesis reactions!