Why is #Cl_2 + KI -> KCl + I_2#? not a synthesis reaction?

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Jan 23, 2016

Answer:

Not Synthesis. It is a Single Displacement.

Explanation:

Synthesis reactions are defined as following:

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

However, single displacement reactions are defined as following:

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

Which is the case of the reaction in question:

#underbrace(Cl_2)_("Element") + underbrace(KI)_(Compound)->underbrace(KCl)_(Compound) + underbrace(I_2)_("Element")#

The balanced equation is:

#Cl_2+2KI->2KCl+I_2#

Here is a video about the type of chemical reactions:
Lab Experiment #3: Types of Chemical Reactions.