Types of Reactions

Chemical reactions often fall into one of several classes or types. This categorization of reactions is useful in that reactions within a category often have similarities that help the chemist make sense of the chemical world. While there many types of chemical reactions, too many for us to consider here, there are a select few that are particularly important. These are:

  • Combustion reactions
  • Combination reactions
  • Decomposition reactions
  • Precipitation reactions
  • Acid/Base reactions

In the following pages we discuss these reactions.

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C101 Class Notes
Prof. N. De Leon