- Chemical Reactions Overview
- Chemical reactions are the processes by which chemicals interact to form new chemicals with different compositions. Simply stated, a chemical reaction is the process where reactants are transformed into products. How chemicals react is dictated by the chemical properties of the element or compound- the ways in which a compound or element undergoes changes in composition.
- One of the most important properties of water is its ability to dissolve a wide variety of substances. Solutions in which water is the dissolving medium are called aqueous solutions. For electrolyte, water is the most important solvent. Ethanol, ammonia, and acetic acid are some of the non-aqueous solvents that are able to dissolve electrolytes.
Contributors and Attributions
Chung (Peter) Chieh (Professor Emeritus, Chemistry @ University of Waterloo)