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Chapter 7 Vocabulary

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Chapter 7 Vocabulary

TermsDefinition
activity series of metalsa list of metals in order of decreasing reactivity
balanced equationan equation in which each side has equal numbers of atoms of each element
catalysta substance that speeds up a reaction without being used up
combination reactiona reaction in which two or more substances react to form one product
combustion reactiona reaction in which a hydrocarbon reacts with oxygen to produce carbon dioxide and water
complete ionic equationan equation that shows both the spectator ions and the ions and compounds directly involved in the reaction
decomposition reactiona reaction in which one reactant breaks down into two or more products
double-replacement reactiona reaction in which the positive ion of two compounds switch places
net ionic equationan equation that indicates only the particles that take part in the reaction
single-replacement reactiona reaction in which the reactants are an element and a compound and the products are a different element and compound
skeleton equationan equation that only shows the substances involved but is not balanced
spectator ionan ion that is not directly involved in a reaction
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