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  • Single Displacement Reactions
  • A single displacement reaction is characterized by an atom or ion of a single compound replacing an atom of another element. An example of a single displacement reaction is the displacement of copper ions in a copper sulfate solution by zinc metal, forming zinc sulfate:

    Zn (s) + CuSO4 (aq) → Cu (s) + ZnSO4 (aq)

    Single displacement reactions are often subdivided into more specific categories.

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