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Chemical Reactions

Chemical Reaction A process in which one or more substances change to make one or more new substances
Precipitate A solid substance that is formed in a solution
Chemical Formula Shorthand way to use chemical symbols and numbers to represent a substances
Chemical Equation Chemical symbols and formulas as a shortcut to describe a chemical reaction
Reactant Starting materials in a chemical reaction
Product Substances formed in a reaction
Laws of Conservation of Mass Law that states that mass is neither created or destroyed in ordinary chemical and physical changes
Synthesis Reaction Reaction in which two or more substances combine to form one new compound
Decomposition Reaction Reaction in which a singular compound breaks down to form two or more simpler substances
Single-displacement Reaction Products of singular-displacement reactions a new compound and a different element
Exothermic Reaction Chemical reaction in which energy is released
Endothermic Reaction Chemical reaction in which is taken
Laws of Conservation of Energy That energy cannot be created nor destroyed
Activation Energy The smallest amount of energy that molecules need to react
Inhibitor Substances that slows down or stops a chemical reaction
Catlyst Substances that speed up a reaction without being permanently charged
Double-displacement reaction Reaction in which ions form two compounds exchanging places
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