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The real reactivity of aluminium

Description

This experiment illustrates the displacement of copper from copper(II) sulfate solution using aluminium foil

Credits

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This is an experiment from the Practical Chemistry project, developed by the Nuffield Foundation and the Royal Society of Chemistry.
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Apparatus Chemicals

Per experiment:

Wear eye protection

Conical flask (100 cm3)

Per experiment:

Aluminium foil, 2 cm x 2 cm

Copper(II) sulfate solution 0.8 M (HARMFUL), 20 cm3

Sodium chloride, 2-3 g

Refer to Health & Safety and Technical notes section below for additional information.

 




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




This experiment illustrates the displacement of copper from copper(II) sulfate solution using aluminium foil

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

This is a resource from the Practical Chemistry project, developed by the Nuffield Foundation and the Royal Society of Chemistry. This collection of over 200 practical activities demonstrates a wide range of chemical concepts and processes. Each activity contains comprehensive information for teachers and technicians, including full technical notes and step-by-step procedures. Practical Chemistry activities accompany Practical Physics and Practical Biology .