double-decomposition

double decomposition

noun Chemistry.
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:
1865–70

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To double-decomposition
Collins
World English Dictionary
double decomposition
 
n
Also called: metathesis 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

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature