double decomposition reaction


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Noun1.double decomposition reaction - a chemical reaction between two compounds in which parts of each are interchanged to form two new compounds (AB+CD=AD+CB)
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"
double replacement reaction - a chemical reaction between two compounds where the positive ion of one compound is exchanged with the positive ion of another compound
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Potassium nitrate is produced with the help of a double decomposition reaction of sodium nitrate and potassium chloride.