Chemical Reactions

Chemical reactions are the lifeblood of chemistry! The wide-ranging selection of reactions in this series will help you teach students the "chemical literacy" skills they need to be successful in chemistry.


Synthesis Reactions

Learn how to safely demonstrate exciting synthesis reactions and teach students how chemical reactions are classified.

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Decomposition Reactions

Compounds reveal their elements when they break down to produce two or more products.

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Single Replacement Reactions

Study metal activity using single replacement reactions, which typically occur in one direction only.

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Double Replacement Reactions

Explore the formation and properties of new ionic compounds via precipitation reactions, a common type of double replacement reaction.

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Bob Becker's Favorite Combustion Reaction Demonstrations

Bob Becker shares the inspiration and insight that led to some of his most creative and original combustion reaction demonstrations!

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Combustion Reactions

Each activity in this selection of fiery reactions carries a very useful take-home lesson for your students.

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Combustion of Alcohols

Learn to perform these combustion reaction demonstrations safely and for maximum educational benefit.

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Reactions of Calcium Carbide—Combustion of Acetylene

Calcium carbide reacts with water to form acetylene, which burns hot and provides interesting special effects.

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