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What is a Decomposition Reaction? - Chemistry

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What is a decomposition reaction?

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A decomposition reaction is a reaction in which a compound breaks down into two or more simpler substances. The general form of a decomposition reaction is:

AB → A + B

Most decomposition reactions require an input of energy in the form of heat, light, or electricity.

Concept: Types of Chemical Change or Chemical Reaction
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Selina Concise Science Chemistry 1 Class 9 ICSE
Chapter 2 Chemical Changes and Reactions
Exercise 2 (B) | Q 9.1 | Page 29
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