double decomposition reaction

Definitions of double decomposition reaction

n a chemical reaction between two compounds in which parts of each are interchanged to form two new compounds (AB+CD=AD+CB)

double decomposition, metathesis
double replacement reaction
a chemical reaction between two compounds where the positive ion of one compound is exchanged with the positive ion of another compound
Type of:
chemical reaction, reaction
(chemistry) a process in which one or more substances are changed into others

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