Displacement Reaction

Displacement Reaction

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Caption: Zinc coil was added to a test tube containing a 0.2M copper (II) sulfate solution. Since zinc is more reactive copper, a single-displacement reaction occurred. Copper metal and zinc (II) sulfate formed as a result: Zn + CuSO4 -> Cu + ZnSO4. In this sequence Left frame was taken seconds after the zinc was added, right frame was taken after about 1 hour. Note hydrogen gas bubbles that were produced in a secondary reaction.

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Keywords: chemical, chemistry, compound, copper, copper sulfate, cu, cupric sulfate, cuso4, displacement reaction, metal, oxidation reduction reaction, reaction, reactivity, replacement reaction, salt, single displacement reaction, single replacement reaction, solution, still life, sulfate, sulphate, test tube, transition metal, zinc, zinc sulfate, zn, znso4

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