DecomPosition reaction

Asked by Anushasen | 20th Sep, 2008, 06:20: PM

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DECOMPOSITION REACTION
In a decomposition reaction a more complex substance breaks down into its more simple parts. One reactant yields 2 or more products. Basically, synthesis and decomposition reactions are opposites.
For example, water can be broken down into hydrogen gas and oxygen gas. The chemical equation for this decomposition reaction looks like:

reactant -------> product + product

Answered by  | 20th Sep, 2008, 11:54: PM

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