The reaction between baking powder and an acid is an example of an everyday chemical reaction. As bread bakes, the reaction releases carbon dioxide, which is then trapped in the structure of the cooked dough to make it l... More »

A chemical reaction occurs when a cake bakes. The materials in the batter are changed into a different substance. If the cake burns, that is a separate chemical reaction. In fact, any type of burning, such as a piece of ... More »

Chemical reactions occur because different types of molecules interact with each other to create new substances. Many of these interactions happen naturally and are not man-made. When one molecule interacts with another ... More »

An example of a fast chemical reaction in everyday life is the process in which plants create their food, known as photosynthesis. Other examples include starting a fire, eating, baking and using batteries. More »

A single displacement reaction, also known as a single replacement reaction, is used in many everyday applications including bridge building, hot water heating in homes and electrochemical reactions in batteries, accordi... More »

In chemistry, the steady state approximation is an estimation of the value of a chemical equilibrium whereby one variable of the chemical reaction is fixed, or placed as a perceived constant, in order to obtain a mathema... More »

Energy can play many different roles in chemical reactions, and it can be a product of a chemical reaction, a necessary component for a chemical reaction, or energy can have little part in a chemical reaction. Chemical r... More »