What is decomposition?

Decomposition is the “state or the process of rotting or decaying”. But in chemistry, decomposition is when one product yields to two or more products. This is also known as the opposite of a synthesis reaction.

An Example

AB –> A + B

2H2O –> 2 H2 + O2

How does it work?

Decomposition requires energy because it is splitting up some chemical bonds. The energy is usually heat but it is able to be supplied in other ways.

The way that this relates to my real life is it is able to break up the water that I drink.

Decomposition Reaction

AB —> A + B

AB to A plus B, Decomposition

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