You have one reactant and two elements for products. What type of reaction do you have?

1 Answer
Feb 16, 2016

Answer:

The reaction would be a decomposition reaction.

Explanation:

A decomposition reaction occurs when a single reactant produces two or more simpler products.

The generic reaction is #color(red)"A"color(blue)"B"##rarr##color(red)"A"+color(blue)"B"#.

The electrolysis of water is an example of a decomposition reaction.

#color(red)("H"_2)color(blue)("O")("l")##rarr##color(red)("2H"_2)("g")+color(blue)("O"_2)("g")#