Reaction Mechanisms

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  • Created on: 19-03-13 11:37
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  • Reaction Mechanisms
    • ADDITION
      • "joining 2 or more molecules together to form a larger molecule"
    • SUBSTITUTION
      • "one species is replaced by another"
    • OXIDATION
      • "an atom loses electrons"
    • REDUCTION
      • "an atom gains electrons"
    • ELIMINATION
      • "a small group of atoms breaks away from a larger molecule"
    • HYDROLYSIS
      • "splitting a molecule by adding H+ and OH- ions derived from water"
    • REDOX
      • "any reaction where electrons are transferred between 2 species"
    • POLYMERISATION
      • "joining together lots of simple molecules to form a giant molecule"

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