This is a fairly broad term used in relation to oxidization. The actual process refers to an oxidization/reduction chemical reaction which occurs when an ion moves out of one compound and into another. What actually happens is that the nature of the compound is changed. Elements in the compound may not transfer evenly, which results in a different expression of the single replacement, as below:|
Example of Single Replacement:
X + YZ = Y+XZ|
2AB + C = 2A = CB2 (This expression may occur with additional modifiers created by the presence of compounds like O3, or other structures.
A single displacement reaction example.