Ch 9: Overview of Types of Reactions in Chemistry

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Whether you need a quick review of the types of reactions in chemistry or are preparing for a big test, this chapter can help. We've included short video lessons and self-assessment quizzes that can be accessed on any smartphone, tablet or computer 24/7.

Overview of Types of Reactions in Chemistry - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, we've included engaging videos on the different types of reactions in chemistry. You'll study chemical formulas, balancing chemical equations and mole-to-mole ratios. Our videos also cover synthesis and decomposition reactions and the Arrhenius definition of acids and bases. Once you complete this chapter, you should be ready to:

  • Identify the Bronsted-Lowry and Lewis definition of acids and bases
  • Outline neutralization and acid-base reactions
  • Explain precipitation reactions
  • Detail how oxidation numbers are assigned to elements in a chemical formula
  • Identify oxidizing and reducing agents and balance redox reactions
  • Discuss cathode and anode half-cell reactions
  • Balance and write combustion reactions
  • Define single-displacement reactions with examples

We've provided a multiple-choice quiz along with each lesson, allowing you to assess your understanding of the material before you move on. Our printable lesson transcripts make helpful guides that can be used to study and take notes offline. Help from an expert is available through the Dashboard if you find that you need assistance.

13 Lessons in Chapter 9: Overview of Types of Reactions in Chemistry
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What is a Chemical Formula? - Definition, Types & Examples

1. What is a Chemical Formula? - Definition, Types & Examples

Chemical formulas provide a lot of information about chemical substances, such as how many and what atoms they are made of, as well as the way the atoms are arranged. In this lesson, we'll discuss the different types of chemical formulas.

Chemical Reactions and Balancing Chemical Equations

2. Chemical Reactions and Balancing Chemical Equations

In this lesson, you'll learn how to balance a chemical reaction equation using the conservation of matter law. You'll also learn how to write both word and formula equations, what the subscripts after a letter mean and what the numbers in front of compounds mean.

Mole-to-Mole Ratios and Calculations of a Chemical Equation

3. Mole-to-Mole Ratios and Calculations of a Chemical Equation

Learn what a mole ratio is and how to determine and write the mole ratio relating two substances in a chemical equation in this video lesson. Also, learn to make mole-to-mole calculations and solve problems involving moles of substances.

Decomposition and Synthesis Reactions

4. Decomposition and Synthesis Reactions

Learn how to write, identify and predict the products of simple synthesis and decomposition reactions. This includes the composition of reactions with oxygen, of two metals, and of metals with nonmetals, as well as the decomposition of metal carbonates, metal chlorates and metal hydroxides.

The Arrhenius Definition of Acids and Bases

5. The Arrhenius Definition of Acids and Bases

In this lesson, you will learn the definition of Arrhenius acids and bases, discover some of their chemical properties and learn some examples. You will also learn about the difference between strong and weak Arrhenius acids and bases.

The Bronsted-Lowry and Lewis Definition of Acids and Bases

6. The Bronsted-Lowry and Lewis Definition of Acids and Bases

Learn the Bronsted-Lowry and Lewis definitions of an acid and base. Discover how these theories differ from each other and from the Arrhenius theory of an acid and base. Learn how to identify an acid in terms of proton donation and a base as a proton acceptor, and explain what a conjugate acid or base is.

Neutralization and Acid-Base Reactions

7. Neutralization and Acid-Base Reactions

From this lesson, you will understand the neutralization process between acids and bases. Learn how a hydroxide ion from a base reacts with a hydronium ion from an acid to neutralize each other and form water. Discover what conjugate acids and bases are and what the definition of amphoteric is.

Precipitation Reactions: Predicting Precipitates and Net Ionic Equations

8. Precipitation Reactions: Predicting Precipitates and Net Ionic Equations

Learn what a precipitate is and predict when it will form in an aqueous chemical reaction, usually a double-replacement reaction. Learn what an ionic equation is, how it differs from a net ionic equation and how to write a net ionic equation.

Assigning Oxidation Numbers to Elements in a Chemical Formula

9. Assigning Oxidation Numbers to Elements in a Chemical Formula

Learn the importance of oxidation in chemical reactions. Discover the rules for assigning oxidation numbers in both covalent compounds and ionic compounds. Learn how to assign the oxidation number for each element in a chemical formula.

Balancing Redox Reactions and Identifying Oxidizing and Reducing Agents

10. Balancing Redox Reactions and Identifying Oxidizing and Reducing Agents

Learn how to identify an oxidizing agent and a reducing agent and how the loss or gain of electrons applies to each one. Learn the relationship between an oxidized or reduced substance and the oxidizing or reducing agent associated with it. Discover what steps to take to balance a redox reaction.

Cathode and Anode Half-Cell Reactions

11. Cathode and Anode Half-Cell Reactions

Learn how to write electrode half-reactions for cathodes and anodes. Discover how to calculate cell voltage potential when given a table of standard electrode potentials. Learn how to prevent corrosion using redox concepts and how to protect metal by cathodic protection.

Writing and Balancing Combustion Reactions

12. Writing and Balancing Combustion Reactions

Discover what a combustion reaction is as well as what reactants are needed and what products are produced. Learn to write and balance a combustion reaction. Through the concepts of bond energies, learn how to explain why combustion reactions are largely exothermic.

Single-Displacement Reaction: Definition & Examples

13. Single-Displacement Reaction: Definition & Examples

There are so many chemical reactions that occur around us that we classify them into different types. In this lesson, we will discuss single-displacement reactions, one of the main types of chemical reactions.

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