A water molecule interacts with another molecule to break that molecule’s bonds. This is then arranged into different bonds. Smaller molecules result.
This is the opposite to hydrolysis; small molecules are joined to form larger molecules and a few water molecules are eliminated.
Oxidation occurs when an atom or molecule loses electrons or hydrogen atoms producing a positive charge.
Reduction occurs when an atom or molecule gains an electron or hydrogen atom producing a negative charge. They occur together.
When atoms, ions or molecules change places with other atoms, ions or molecules. The breaking and forming of bonds results in new substances.
This is the opposite of a combination reaction, it occurs when chemical bonds are broken to form two or more products.
When two or more atoms, ions or molecules combine to form another more complex substance.