3. Chemical Reactions
Introduction About Chemical Reactions
In the previous class, you have read about physical an chemical changes. Chemical changes result from chemical reaction taking placed between substances. In this chapter we shall deal with the chemical reactions and their representation in the form of chemical equations.
The processes in which a substance or substances undergo change to produce new substances with new properties are known as chemical reactions. for example, when calcium carbonate is heated, calcium oxide (lime) and carbon dioxide are formed. The breaking up of calcium carbonate into calcium oxide and carbon dioxide is, thus, a chemical reaction because calcium carbonate changes into new substances, calcium oxide and carbon dioxide.