Chemical Reaction Meaning

What is Chemical Reaction:

Chemical reaction is the way one substance reacts against another. In a chemical reaction there are the substances that react, that is, the reactants, and the substances produced, called products.

Chemical reactions are part of the chemical properties and indicate their behavior against other mixtures and substances in the formation of new products.

In a chemical reaction, the process of breaking chemical bonds is triggered, spontaneously creating, or by manipulation, a new equation or chemical substance. Therefore, in a chemical reaction, reactants must be brought together, mixed, or manipulated to create chemicals.

Within the area of ‚Äč‚Äčorganic chemistry that studies structures based on carbon molecules, in plant photosynthesis, for example, there is a chemical reaction that transforms carbon dioxide absorbed by chlorophyll from plant leaves into oxygen.

See also:

  • Photosynthesis.
  • Chemical property
  • Organic chemistry.

Types of chemical reactions

There are four types of chemical reactions in the field of inorganic chemistry:

  1. Synthesis or addition reactions: the reactants come together to form a product (A + B = AB)
  2. Analysis or decomposition reactions: one reactant forms several products (AB = A + B)
  3. Displacement reactions: also called simple substitution, one of the reactants moves towards the stronger one creating a product (AB + C = A + BC)
  4. Double substitution reactions: the reactants are compound substances, therefore, when they are mixed they become the mixture of not two but of four reactants. How they associate with each other will depend on their chemical and reaction properties. (AB + CD = AD + CB)

It is important to mention that chemical reactions modify the chemical properties and not the physical ones, therefore, their changes in the structures can be irreversible, depending on the properties of the substance in question.

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