Cool Chemical Reactions

There is false advertisement on the “Top 10” list of chemical reactions because some of the “chemical reactions” are not actual chemical reactions. The first one that isn’t actually a chemical reaction is the Meissner  Effect. It isn’t a Chemical Reaction because is it caused by super cooling a magnet which is a physical change. The next one is the Super Absorbent Polymer. This is a characteristic of the material. It can retain large amounts before dissolving. After the Super Absorbent Polymer is the “chemical reaction” entitled Floating on Sulfur Hexafluoride. The ability of the foil to float is only due to physical properties and isn’t a result of a chemical reaction. The Super-fluid Helium next is not a Chemical reaction because it is a Physical reaction. It is only a change of State. And that is it for the “false” chemical reactions. The other reactions are chemical reactions because the reaction occurs on the molecular scale and is a change of Identity.
  • Sodium, Water, and Chlorine Gas
  • 8Na (s) + Cl2 (g) + 6H2O (l) —>2NaCl (s) + 6NaOH (aq) + 3H2 (g) + Heat and Light
  • Redox Reaction
  • Magnesium and Dry Ice
  • 2 Mg (s) + CO2 (g) —> 2 MgO (s) + C (g)
  • Single Replacement Reaction
  • Potassium Chlorate + Candy
  • 2KClO3 (aq) + C12H22O11 (s) + 9O2 (g) —>12CO2 (g)+ 11H2O (l) + 2KCl (s)
  • Combustion Reaction
  • Sodium Acetate and Water
  • NaC2H3O2 (s) + 3H2O —> NaC2H3O2 3H2O (s) + Heat
  • Synthesis
  • Thermite and Liquid Nitrogen
  • 2 Al (s) + Fe2O3 (s) —> Al2O3 (s) + 2Fe (s) + heat
  • Single Replacement Reaction
  • Briggs-Rauscher Reaction
  • IO3- + 2 H2O2 + CH2(CO2H)2 + H+ –> ICH(CO2H)2 + 2 O2 + 3 H2O
  • This is an Oscillating reaction and repeats a series of reactions including: single replacement, double replacement, fusion, and decomposition reactions.

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