Before We Move On…

Just wanted to make a quick post before we do any more reactions to cite the sources I’ve used so far for this blog. Since we’re moving out of the “foundational five” types of reactions, I think this type of benchmark post will nicely break up the foundation and the add-on reactions. So without further…

Combustion Reactions

Last post’s break up had some arguing, but for the most part it was just sad. This time around, get ready for an explosive argument that ends in a catastrophic split. Once again, prepare for a thinly-veiled analogy that uses the chemical symbols as the characters’ names. For this analogy, our couple is made of…

Acid-Base Reactions

Break ups are never fun. Be it between romantic partners, married couples, or boy bands, 99% of the time someone will end up in tears. Or angry. Or both. For the sake of the analogy, let’s go with both. We begin with a couple. Na and Cl. They aren’t the most stable of people, but…

Double Displacement Reactions

Today’s analogy is a little bit rare. You might not have encountered this scenario in your life, and it’s an underused trope in Hollywood, mostly appearing in romantic comedies. Ironically, the type of reaction it will be illustrating, double displacement reactions, are the most common type of chemical reactions. Are you ready for the analogy?…

Single Replacement Reactions

The love triangle. Hollywood’s favorite subplot to shoehorn into a movie. You’ve seen them around, either in the media or with your peers. Maybe you’ve even been a part of one. However you experienced it, be in in your own life or through movies like the Hunger Games, you know that they vacillate between couples…

Decomposition Reactions

There’s always that one couple in school. You know the one, always fawning over each other and locked at the lips in the most public of places. The entire school knows about them and a vast majority hate them for flaunting their love. Until one day, the impossible happens. They fight. They fight publicly. And…

Synthesis Reactions

Imagine a group of your friends. It can be big or small, but it has to have at least two people who aren’t you. These two people, we’ll call them Na and Cl, have been mutually pining for each other for years. Yeah, you know exactly who I’m talking about. Imagine if they finally got…