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Chemistry Unit 4

Vocabulary Words

decomposition the state of breaking down or rotting
limiting reactant (in a chemical reaction) the substance that is totally consumed when the chemical reaction is complete
mole ratio a ratio between the amounts in moles of any two compounds involved in a chemical reaction
double displacement a type of reaction where two compounds react, and the positive ions (cations) and the negative ions (anions) of the two reactants switch places, forming 2 new products
combustion rapid chemical combination of a substance with oxygen, involving the production of heat and light
synthesis the combining of simpler material to form a product
percent composition the percent by mass of each element present in a compound
single displacement a type of chemical reaction where an element reacts with a compound and takes the place of another element in that compound
stoichiometry the relationship between the relative quantities of substances taking part in a reaction or forming a compound, usually a ratio of whole integers
empirical formula a formula giving the proportions of the elements present in a compound but not the actual numbers or arrangement of atoms
Created by: khyia.gibbs