- Created by: Fiona S
- Created on: 07-06-15 21:34
A decomposition reaction is one in which a compound breaks down into simpler compounds or elements.
Thermal means by heating it.
No atoms are lost or made when a thermal decompostion reaction takes place. The mass of the products, if they can be trapped, is the same as the mass of the reactants.
1. Limestone is a natural rock made mainly of calcium carbonate
Calcium Carbonate -heat strongly-> Calcium Oxide + Carbon Dioxide
CaCO3(s) --> CaO + CO2
2. Calcium Oxide + Water -slaking(add water)-> Calcium Hydroxide
CaO(s) + H2O(l) --> Ca(OH)2(s)
3. Calcium Hydroxide + more water -shake with water and filter, use solution-> Calcium…