What type of reaction takes two elements or molecules and combines them together to produce a single molecule?

Jul 22, 2016

It is a synthesis reaction, also called a combination reaction.

Explanation:

The following are examples of synthesis reactions.

The synthesis of sodium chloride from the elements sodium and chlorine:

$\text{2Na" + "Cl"_2}$$\rightarrow$$\text{2NaCl}$

The synthesis of hydrogen peroxide from the molecules water and oxygen:

$\text{2H"_2"O" + "O"_2}$$\rightarrow$$\text{2H"_2"O"_2}$