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Types of reactions -- identification

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Homework Statement


What is the reaction occurring in
H2O + SO3 -> H2SO4

2. The attempt at a solution
Sorry, if this is dumb, I was confused about this question because I think its synthesis but I thought it only worked with elements? (Element A + Element B = Compound AB)
But then with this, I have water and SO3 which are already compounds becoming a bigger compound?
I don't think it really fits with the other types of reactions (single displacement, double displacement, decomposition and combustion all end up with something like A + B?), but then if it is synthesis does that mean that all compounds can also do this?
Thanks!
 

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Borek
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Yes, it is synthesis. You combine two things producing a third.
 
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It is synthesis(direct combination) reaction.
 
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epenguin
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Different terms may describe different aspects, so you may more often encounter this described as 'hydration', the reverse reaction 'dehydration'.
 

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