In this experiment the reduction of copper oxide to copper is examined (reduction as an inverse process of oxidation). Students know that many oxides (caused by a thermal reaction of atmospheric oxygen with an element) can not be decomposed thermally in a simple manner to the pure element. But these oxides can be reduced with the help of reducing agents (for example, carbon) to the corresponding element.
What you can learn about
- Reduction reaction
- Preparation of copper
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