Predicting and Balancing Single-Replacement Reactions Single-replacement reactions involve reacting a lone element (usually a metal) with a compound, resulting in the cations switching places.

2NaBr + Cl 2 2NaCl + Br 2 AB + C AC + B metal metal non-metal non-metal

Directions: First, balance each of the chemical equations below. An example for single displacement reaction is XY + Z XZ + Y.

Another very common chemical reaction is of two types, i.e. Students will learn to use the activity series for the first time as part of this worksheet, as they identify when reactions will and will not occur.

Single Replacement Reactions One cation replaces another cation. In single displacement reaction, any one chemical partner exchanges from reactants to products while two sets of chemical partners exchanges from reactants to products.

Then, classify each reaction as synthesis , decomposition , single-replacement , double-replacement or combustion.

single displacement and double displacement. Mg + Zn(NO 3) 2 Mg(NO 3) 2 + Zn A + BC AC + B One anion replaces another anion.

balancing single replacement reactions worksheet