Displacement Reaction, Magnesium, 1 of 4

Displacement Reaction, Magnesium, 1 of 4

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Caption: Displacement reaction. 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 photo 1 was taken seconds after the coil was added, photo 2 was taken after about 1 min, photo 3 was taken after about 6.5 min, photo 4 was taken after about 1 hour. Note hydrogen gas bubbles that were produced in a secondary reaction. Photo 1 of 4.

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