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

1 Answer
May 31, 2018

Answer:

A single replacement reaction.

Explanation:

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

#A + BC#

which equals either #B + AC# or #C + BA# (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 + BC ->B + AC" "# or #" "A + BC ->C + BA#