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Reaction types
« on: May 08, 2021, 06:28:40 PM »
"The five basic types of chemical reactions are combination, decomposition, single-replacement, double-replacement, and combustion."

Where do (a) precipitation (b) acid-base and (c) redox reactions fit under those 5 categories.

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Re: Reaction types
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2021, 06:51:10 PM »
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Re: Reaction types
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2021, 07:06:51 PM »
I have watched some videos that categorise reactions under the 5 different types.

I also see chapters in books etc. on redox reactions , acid base and precipitation reactions.

I would like to understand if these are extra categories on top of the first 5 or if they fit into those categories.

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Re: Reaction types
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2021, 07:36:54 PM »
This seems like a good breakdown.

What do people think?

https://www.degruyter.com/document/doi/10.1515/cti-2018-0017/html

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Re: Reaction types
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2021, 03:30:14 AM »
I would say these are two separate ways of classifying reactions - I can give examples of acid/base reactions that would be classified as combination or metathesis. At the same time the "drawer" into which you try to put the reaction to classify it is the least important thing about the reaction itself - yes, to some extent it helps in communication, but these classifications were never exact, way too many ambiguous cases.
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Re: Reaction types
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2021, 09:35:23 AM »
Cool..that clears up a lot. It seemed very confusing as there were so many cases that didn't fit.

Would you be able to recommend a good book for learning? or websites?

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