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What about combustion reactions makes them different from either synthesis or decomposition reactions?

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  1. There is an exchange of atoms among the reactants. Oxygen from the oxidizer compound usully combines with hydrogen or carbon atoms in the reducing compound.

    In a decmposition reaction, a large molecule breaks up into smaller ones. In a synthesis reaction, smaller molecules combine to form a larger one.

    This is basic chemistry, not biology.

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