How does baking a cookie demonstrate a combination reaction?
There are a total of 6 types of reactions: combustion, synthesis, decomposition, single displacement, double displacement, and acid-base. What type of reaction is demostrated by baking a cookie?
To make a chocolate chip cookie, you need butter, sugar, flour, oil, and chocolate chips. Next combine the ingredients, mix them together, arrange on a cookie sheet, and bake. Within 15 minutes, you'll have yourself some mouthwatering treats!
- What is the reaction called when you add all of the ingredients together to get the final product, cookies?
- Similar to how when you mix many ingredients, what happens in a chemical reaction when you add together two elements such as calcium and sulfur?
- What would the end product be called? (Hint- combine element names)
- What makes this process more complicated than just a combination reaction?
This is an easy model that you can look back to when trying to analyze reactions. Because baking involves other types of processes than just a combination reaction, this is just a simple example that doesn’t include anything about the reactions that take place with certain ingredients like baking powder.