Chemical reaction is pronounced “kem-i-kal ree-ak-shun”. Let’s break down the pronunciation of each syllable:
- “kem-i-kal” – pronounced “KEM-ih-kul”, with emphasis on the first syllable “KEM”. This refers to anything related to chemistry, which is the science that deals with the properties, composition, and structure of matter.
- “ree-ak-shun” – pronounced “ree-AK-shun”, with emphasis on the second syllable “AK”. This refers to the process in which one or more substances are transformed into different substances through the breaking and forming of chemical bonds.
So when you put it all together, “chemical reaction” is pronounced “kem-i-kal ree-ak-shun”.