Problem: Classify the reaction: solid red mercury(ll) oxide forms liquid mercury metal and oxygen gas when heated. HgO (s) → 2Hg (l) + O2 (g) (a) Acid-base reaction (b) Double displacement reaction (c) Single displacement reaction (d) Synthesis reaction (e) Combustion reaction (f) Precipitation reaction (g) Oxidation-reduction reaction (h) Decomposition reaction

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Classify the reaction: solid red mercury(ll) oxide forms liquid mercury metal and oxygen gas when heated. 

HgO (s) → 2Hg (l) + O2 (g) 

(a) Acid-base reaction 

(b) Double displacement reaction 

(c) Single displacement reaction 

(d) Synthesis reaction 

(e) Combustion reaction 

(f) Precipitation reaction 

(g) Oxidation-reduction reaction 

(h) Decomposition reaction

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