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Analysis and Synthesis

Synthesis reactions

Synthesis is called a chemical reaction in which a compound is formed from elementary substances.

- The combustion of carbon is a synthesis reaction (the synthesis of carbon dioxide): $C$ $+$ $O_2$ $\longrightarrow$ $CO_2$ - The synthesis of hydrogen chloride is: $H_2$ $+$ $Cl_2$ $\longrightarrow$ $2HCl$

Analysis reactions

Analysis is called a chemical reaction in which a compound is decomposed into elementary substances.

- The decomposition of water by electrolysis is an analysis reaction : $2H_2O$ $\longrightarrow$ $2H_2$ $+$ $O_2$