double decomposition


: a chemical reaction between two compounds in which part of the first compound becomes united with part of the second and the remainder of the first compound becomes united with the remainder of the second (as in AB + CD → AD + BC)

called also metathesis

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“Double decomposition.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Mar. 2023.

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