Science - 2018-19

CH.3 e - Types of Reactions

The student will investigate and understand how conservation of energy and matter is expressed in chemical formulas and balanced equations. Key concepts include:
e) reaction types. 

Bloom's Levels:  Analyze; Understand

Adopted: 2010


  • Matter can be neither created nor destroyed.
  • Chemical bonding occurs as a result of attractive forces between particles.

  • I can create new compounds.


  • Major types of chemical reactions are:
    • synthesis (A+B --> AB)
    • decomposition (BC --> B+C)
    • single replacement (A+BC --> B+AC)
    • double replacement (AC+BD --> AD+BC)
    • neutralization (HX+MOH --> H2O+MX)
    • combustion (CxHy+O2 --> CO2+H2O)


In order to meet this standard, it is expected that students will

e) classify types of chemical reactions as synthesis, decomposition, single replacement, double replacement, neutralization, and/or combustion.


acid-base indicator, acidic solution, amphoteric, Arrhenius model, basic solution, Bronsted-Lowry model, buffer, buffer capacity, conjugate acid, conjugate acid-base pair, conjugate base, end point, equivalence point, neutralization reaction, pH, pOH, salt, salt hydrolysis, strong acid, strong base, titration, weak acid, weak base

Updated: Nov 19, 2017