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    SIMPLE QUESTION ON CHEMICAL REACTION PLS HELP

    CH4 + H2O <> CO + 3H2

    what type of reaction is this? Synthesis, decomp, single displacement, etc?

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    I think this is a redox reaction.
    Oxidation number of C starts out 4- and becomes 2+.
    Oxidation number of H starts out 1+ and becomes 0.

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    Methanation reaction?

    It would be easier if you listed all possible reaction choices for your question; or the types of reactions you've learned,
    because many reaction names overlap or are are sub-classes of other reaction types.

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    @Mod probably just the basic six types, though it can be open ended.

    thanks @Lavendrae! Though I have no idea what redox is. I'll rep you whenever I can rep again =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poem View Post
    @Mod probably just the basic six types, though it can be open ended.
    What's the 6th basic reaction type again? I'm no chemist and haven't touched chemistry in years.

    1. Synthesis
    2. Decomposition
    3. Single Displacement
    4. Double Displacement
    5. Combustion
    6. ???

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    acid-base / neutralization



    I'm no chemist
    do you feel something burning? take a look at your pants

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    I honestly don't know (ashamed).

    What I do know is it is definitely not: Synthesis, Decomposition, or Combustion.

    Take a gamble on Single or Double Displacement?
    If I had to guess, it'd be Single, because H is isolated as a product - but I'm unsure, really.

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    ooh okay thanks.

    i'll give you max rep for this and the comment. <3


    And no, I'm implying that you're lying cause your pants are on fire.

    Ugh you're as SLOW as MOLASSES.

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    I could still be wrong!

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    Ugh you're as SLOW as MOLASSES.
    I told you I was dense.

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    Single replacement is A + BC → B + AC
    Double replacement is AB + CD → AD + CB
    If that helps at all. @Mod is right about it not being any of the others.

    I just don't remember if a reaction can be both single/double as well as a redox reaction.
    @Poem

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