How do you tell what kind of reaction something is without the product?
- DCM5150Lv 79 months ago
Technically speaking you can't because the same reactants could react in different ways (making a different kind of reaction) depending on the conditions.
But if you look below you can see the general info that each of the 4 types of reactions listed has a different configuration of reactants so you can at least get a good idea without knowing the products.
The Four Major Types of Reactions
Name General Reaction Pattern
Combination or synthesis A + B ----> AB
Decomposition AB ----> A + B
Substitution or Single Replacement A + BC ----> B + AC
Metathesis or Double Displacement AB + CD ----> AD + CB
More info here: http://www2.ucdsb.on.ca/tiss/stretton/CHEM1/stoich...
- Anonymous9 months ago
The product is the Final Answer.
The reaction is formula used.