Reduction of copper(II) oxide by hydrogen

Description

Copper(II) oxide can be reduced by hydrogen and its formula determined. Natural gas (mainly methane) can also be used as a reducing agent, but the reaction is much slower.

Type of Activity

:
demonstration

Audience

:
Teacher

Age Group

:
14 to 18 years
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

This experiment is part of the Royal Society of Chemistry's Continuing Professional Development course: Chemistry for non-specialists