Predicting the Products of a Chemical Reaction

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A paraffin wax candle undergoes a combustion reaction. What are the products?

A paraffin wax candle undergoes a combustion reaction. What are the products?

 

We have learned that most chemical reactions will fall into one of five categories:

  1. Synthesis Reactions
  2. Decomposition Reactions
  3. Single Displacement Reactions
  4. Double Displacement Reactions
  5. Combustion Reactions

 

 

 

 

Let’s predict the products of these five reactions,

 

1) What will be the product when aluminum and oxygen react according the following partial equation,

Synthesis reaction

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2) What will be the products when magnesium oxide decomposes according the following partial equation,

Decomposition Reaction

 

3) What will be the products when solid magnesium reacts with aqueous aluminum chloride according the following partial equation,

Single Displacement Reaction

 

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