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# Decomposition Reactions

## A Compound breaks down into two or more simpler substances.

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Decomposition Reactions

A decomposition reaction is a reaction in which a compound breaks down into two or more simpler substances. The general form of a decomposition reaction is:

$AB \rightarrow A+B$

Most decomposition reactions require an input of energy in the form of heat, light, or electricity.