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Chemical Reactions

Chemical Reaction the process by which none or more different substances change to produce one or more different substances.
Precipitate a solid substance that is formed in a solution
Chemical formula a shorthand way way to use chemical symbols and numbers to represent a substance
Chemical equation Uses chemical symbols and formulas as a shortcut to describe a chemical reaction
Reactant The stating materials in a chemical reaction
Law of Conservation of mass the law that states that mass cannot be created or destroyed in ordinary chemical reactions or chemical changes
Synthesis reaction a reaction in which two or more substances combine to form one new compound.
Decomposition reaction a reaction in which a single compound breaks down to form two or more simpler substances
single- displacement reaction a reaction in which one element or radical takes the place of another element or radical in a compound
double- displacement reaction A reaction in which ions form two compounds exchanged places.
exothermic reaction a chemical reaction in which energy is released.
endothermic reaction a chemical reaction which energy is taken in
law of conservation of energy the law that states that energy cannot be created or destroyed but can be changed from to another.
activation energy the smallest of energy the molecules need to react
inhibitor a substance that slows down or stops a chemical reaction
catalyst a substance that speeds up a reaction without being permanently changed.
Created by: Lucas Puggi