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What is Oxidation?
The reaction when oxygen is added to a substance.
Magnesium + oxygen -> magnesium oxide
What is Thermal Decomposition?
a chemical reaction where a chemical substance breaks up into 2 or more chemicals when heated
CuCO3 → CuO + CO2
What is reduction?
The process of reducing the valence state of an element

e.g. reducing an ore to metal
What is combustion?
a complex sequence of chemical reactions between a fuel and an oxidant.
The result is simply water vapor
What is fermentation?
a process of energy production in a cell in an anaerobic environment
What is respiration?
the process by which an organism obtains energy by reacting oxygen with glucose to give water, carbon dioxide and energy.
What is photosynthesis?
the synthesis of sugar from light, carbon dioxide and water, with oxygen as a waste product
What is neutralisation?
a chemical reaction in which an acid and a base or alkali react and produce a salt and water
What is displacement?
A reaction in which an atom, radical, or molecule replaces another in a compound