What Causes A Chemical Reaction?


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Vincent Davis answered
Primarily electrons are involved in chemical reactions. For example in the reaction of Hydrochloric acid and Sodium Hydroxide which I will explain some of the details of this very simple reaction as follows:

HCl + NaOH is balanced as follows:

(H1+ + Cl1-) + (Na1+ + OH1-) ------> ( Na1+ + Cl1-) + (H2O)

The charges (number of available electrons for bonding) are indicated by the superscripts. Chemical reactions are caused by the number of and arrangement of available electrons.
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Anonymous answered
The ability of an atom to lose or gain electrons ?

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