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double decomposition

noun, Chemistry
1.
a reaction whose result is the interchange of two parts of two substances to form two new substances, as AgNO 3 + NaCl → AgCl + NaNO 3 .
Also called metathesis.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70
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double decomposition

noun
1.
a chemical reaction between two compounds that results in the interchange of one part of each to form two different compounds, as in AgNO3 + KI → AgI + KNO3 Also called metathesis
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