Your reactants are an element and a compound that is not a hydrocarbon. What type of reaction do you probably have?

May 31, 2018

A single replacement reaction.

Explanation:

If you have a single element that's being added to a compound, it would look something like

$A + B C$

which equals either $B + A C$ or $C + B A$ (depending on if $A$ is a cation or anion). The fact that the element is not a hydrocarbon rules out the possibility of it being a combustion reaction.

$A + B C \to B + A C \text{ }$ or $\text{ } A + B C \to C + B A$