Replacement Reaction: Copper onto Zinc

 

Summary:  A piece of zinc is placed in a copper sulfate solution.

 

Chemicals and Solutions: 

Piece of zinc foil

0.5 or 1M copper sulfate

Materials: 

Beaker

Procedure: 

Hint:  Metals can be cut into interesting shapes, and the demo done on the overhead.

Discussion: 

Copper is plated out simply by placing the zinc in the copper sulfate solution.

Zn(s) + CuSO4(aq) => Cu (s) + ZnSO4(aq)

To schedule a demonstration, please send an email to the demonstration lab.

 

Contact:

Eric Camp

Lecture Demonstration Technician

Bagley Hall 171

(206) 543-1606

ericcamp@uw.edu

 

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