# Define the Following Type of Chemical Change Or Reaction with a Suitable Example. Decomposition Reaction - Chemistry

Short Note

Define the following type of chemical change or reaction with a suitable example.

Decomposition reaction

#### Solution

Decomposition Reaction:
“Those reactions in which a compound splits up into two or more simpler substances”.
$\ce{\underset{\text{calcium carbonate (lime stone)}}{CaCO3}->[\Delta][Decomposition]\underset{\text{Calcium oxide (quick lime)}}{CaO} + CO2}$

Concept: Types of Chemical Change or Chemical Reaction
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Viraf J. Dalal Class 9 Simplified ICSE Chemistry
Chapter 2 Chemical Changes & Reactions