Decomposition Reactions
AB ---> A+B


  • A Decomposition Reaction is a reaction in which two compounds exchange parts with each other and form two different compounds.
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  • Decomposition Reactions also occur when one compound is split into two similar compounds.
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  • If the first two substances are bases and the last two are acids then the acid or base breaks down into the oxide of the metal, the case of bases, of the oxide of the nonmetal, in the case of acids, plus water.
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