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Double Displacement Reaction Definition

What Is a Double Displacement Reaction in Chemistry?


Definition: A double displacement reaction is a type of reaction where part of of one reactant is replaced by part of another reactant.

Double displacement reactions take the form:

AB + CD → AD + CB

Examples: The reaction

AgNO3 + NaCl → AgCl + NaNO3

is a double displacement reaction. The silver traded its nitrite ion for the sodium's chloride ion.

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