double-replacement reaction

double-replacement reaction

[¦dəb·əl ri′plās·mənt rē‚ak·shən]
(chemistry)
A chemical reaction between compounds in which the elements in the reactants recombine to form two different compounds, each of the products having one element from each of the reactants.
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