Now you’re finally getting ready to start understanding types of chemical reactions. Oh joy!
Concept #1: What you need to know about types of chemical reactions.
We’re gonna learn about 4 different types of chemical reactions. You don’t actually need to understand these! Just be able to recognize them for now.
Concept #2: Recognizing Acid-Base Reactions.
In this reaction, two molecules of opposite charges react to exchange a proton. (There are some exceptions that don’t, but we’ll get to this later)
Concept #3: Recognizing Substitution Reactions.
This is an acid-base reaction where an atom (or group of atoms) other than protons are exchanged.
Concept #4: Recognizing Elimination Reactions.
Here, two single bonds (σ) are removed to create one double bond (π).
Concept #5: Recognizing Addition Reactions.
In these reactions, one double bond generates two new single bonds.