Synthesis, decomposition, substitution and double displacement are four types of chemical reactions. A synthesis reaction is when two or more reactants combine to form one product. More » Science Chemistry

According to, a variety of experiments involving chemical reactions can be demonstrated in a laboratory, including a thermite and ice reaction, the Briggs-Rauscher oscillating clock, the dancing gummy bear reac... More » Science Chemistry Solutions & Mixtures

A simple type of chemical reaction in fireworks is the color produced during and after the explosion. Chemical elements, generally metals, are mixed in with the gunpowder to create colors that vary depending on the eleme... More » Science Chemistry
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