What type of chemical reaction is illustrated by #H_2SO_4(aq) ->SO_3(g) + H_2O(l)#?

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Oct 24, 2016

Answer:

decomposition

Explanation:

In this equation one compound is changed into two compounds
This is an example of a decomposition reaction.

None of the elements change their oxidation numbers.

Hydrogen #H^(+1)# remains +1 in Water. ( the products)
Sulfur # S^(+6)# remains + 6 in Sulfur trioxide.
Oxygen # O^(-2)# remains -2 in Oxygen.

Therefore it is not an oxidation reduction reaction.