Problem: Given the reaction: Mg(s) + 2 AgNO3(aq) → Mg(NO3)2(aq) + 2 Ag(s) Which type of reaction is represented? A. single replacement B. double replacement C. synthesis D. decomposition

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The common reaction types of reactions are:

  • Combination/Synthesis  multiple reactants combine to form a single product w/o change in oxidation numbers
  • Decomposition reactant splits into multiple products with no change in oxidation numbers
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Given the reaction: 

Mg(s) + 2 AgNO3(aq) → Mg(NO3)2(aq) + 2 Ag(s) 

Which type of reaction is represented? 

A. single replacement 

B. double replacement 

C. synthesis 

D. decomposition

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