Decomposition Reaction: Definition & Examples


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Decomposition reactions _____ compounds.

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1. The process by which the atoms of one or more substance are rearranged to form different substances is called a:

2. _____ is often used to break down compounds in decomposition reactions.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will check your understanding of decomposition reactions. Topics you'll need to know in order to pass the quiz include the definition of decomposition reactions as well as their characteristics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

With these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • Definition of decomposition reaction
  • Practical applications of this process
  • Forces required to break down compounds

Skills Practiced

Students will gain practice in the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related decomposition reaction lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding compounds released in decomposition reactions and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about chemical reactions

Additional Learning

To further your understanding of decomposition reactions, take a look at the accompanying lesson called Decomposition Reaction: Definition & Examples. This lesson will highlight the following objectives:

  • Define and explain decomposition reactions
  • Understand the elements that go into a decomposition reaction as well as what is released
  • Apply practical knowledge of this concept