In a decomposition reaction when a reactant is heated can more than two elements or compounds form? If yes please give an example

Asked by  | 26th Apr, 2013, 04:56: PM

Expert Answer:

Decomposition is a type of chemical reaction and it may be defined as the reaction in which a single compound splits into two or more simple substances under suitable conditions. It is just the opposite of the combination reaction.
Decomposition of calcium carbonate: Calcium carbonate (lime stone) decomposes into calcium oxide (quick lime) and carbon dioxide when heated. Quick lime is the major constituent of cement.

Answered by  | 26th Apr, 2013, 05:52: PM

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