decomposition reaction(redirected from Chemical decomposition)
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|Noun||1.||decomposition reaction - (chemistry) separation of a substance into two or more substances that may differ from each other and from the original substance|
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
chemical reaction, reaction - (chemistry) a process in which one or more substances are changed into others; "there was a chemical reaction of the lime with the ground water"
electrolysis - (chemistry) a chemical decomposition reaction produced by passing an electric current through a solution containing ions