Calcium oxide reacts vigorously with water to produce slaked lime CaO(s)+H2O(l)→Ca(OH)2(aq) this reaction can be classified as:

This reaction can be classified as a combination reaction as well as an exothermic reaction. It is said to be a combination reaction since two or more elements or compounds combine to form a single compound. Since an enormous amount of heat is liberated, it is also an exothermic reaction.

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