Displacement Reaction, Magnesium

Displacement Reaction, Magnesium

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Caption: Displacement reaction, magnesium. Magnesium coil was added to a test tube containing a 0.2M copper (II) sulfate solution. Since magnesium is more reactive than copper, a single-displacement reaction occurred. Copper metal and magnesium sulfate formed as a result: Mg + CuSO4 -> Cu + MgSO4. In this sequence the frames were taken, left to right: seconds after the coil was added; after about 1 min; after about 6.5 min; 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, magnesium, magnesium sulfate, metal, mg, mgso4, oxidation reduction reaction, reaction, reactivity, replacement reaction, salt, single displacement reaction, single replacement reaction, solution, still life, sulfate, sulphate, test tube, transition metal

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