What is a decomposition reaction?

Answer:

In a decomposition reaction, a single reactant decomposes to form a number of products. A decomposition reaction can be defined as a chemical reaction in which one reactant breaks down into two or more products.

The general format of a decomposition reaction is provided below.

AB → A + B

Where

  • AB  = Reactant
  • A and B = Product molecules

Example:

H2CO3 → H2O + CO2

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