Below are links to pictures and videos that illustrate various types of chemical reactions. If you know of a good image or video, feel free to add it in the appropriate place.

Overview


Animations of the 5 types of chemical reactions

Exothermic


Releases energy

Potassium Permanganate and Glycerin


Synthesis


A + X --> AX

Videos


Synthesis of Salt


Combustion


Oxygen (O2) is always a reactant

Pictures



Burning Magnesium

  • 2Mg + O2 --> 2MgO (exothermic, also synthesis)
  • Rx-_Mg_+_O2_1.JPG
  • Rx-_Mg_+_O2_2.JPG
  • Rx-_Mg_+_O2_3.JPG
  • Rx-_Mg_+_O2_3_zoom.JPG

Videos


Burning Magnesium


Hydrogen balloon (slo mo)


Decomposition


AX --> A + X

Pictures


Decomposition of Baking Soda

  • 2 NaHCO3 --> NaCO3 + H2O + CO2
  • Rx-_NaHCO3_Decomp_1.JPG
  • Rx-_NaHCO3_Decomp_2.JPG
    Notice the bubble of CO2 gas from the decomposition

Videos


Decomposition of Mercury Thiocyanate


Single Replacement


A + BX --> AX + B

Pictures


Zinc in Acid

  • Zn + 2HCl --> ZnCl2 + H2
  • Rx-_Zn_+_HCl_1.JPG
  • Rx-_Zn_+_HCl_2.JPG
    Just after the flame test for H2 gas.

Aluminum to Copper

  • 2 Al + 3 CuCl2 --> 2 AlCl3 + 3 Cu
  • Rx-_CuCl2_+_Al_1.JPG
  • Rx-_CuCl2_+_Al_2.JPG
  • Rx-_CuCl2_+_Al_3.JPG
  • Rx-_CuCl2_+_Al_zoom.jpg

Videos


Creating Hydrogen Gas


Thermite (via Brianiac)



Double Replacement


AX + BY --> AY + BX

Pictures


Barium Chloride & Sodium Sulfate

  • BaCl2 + Na2SO4 --> BaSO4 + 2NaCl
  • Rx-_BaCl2_+_Na2SO4.JPG
  • Rx-_BaCl2_+_Na2SO4_zoom.JPG

Videos


Two Examples


Barium Chloride & Sodium Sulfate

  • Unable to download. View the reaction on YouTube (sorry, it's blocked at school)
  • BaCl2 + Na2SO4 --> BaSO4 + 2NaCl