Register to reply

Question on special case reactions between metal and acid

by xtprtpr
Tags: acid, case, metal, reactions, special
Share this thread:
xtprtpr
#1
Nov10-12, 01:41 AM
P: 2
I am a GCSE student and I am wondering why copper metal reacts with hot, concentrated sulfuric acid to produce copper (II) sulfate, sulfur dioxide, and water. Copper also reacts with hot, concentrated nitric acid to form copper (II) nitrate, nitrogen monoxide and water. Why do these reactions work? What other metals react with hot and concentrated acids this way to produce gases(not hydrogen gas)? Any help would be appreciated. I am just a GCSE student so pardon me if I do not understand certain explanations. Thanks!
Phys.Org News Partner Chemistry news on Phys.org
Ice cream goes Southern, okra extracts may increase shelf-life
The fluorescent fingerprint of plastics
Researchers develop models to study polyelectrolytes, including DNA and RNA
Borek
#2
Nov10-12, 02:51 AM
Admin
Borek's Avatar
P: 23,536
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reactivity_series
xtprtpr
#3
Nov10-12, 03:21 AM
P: 2
Oh I see. What acids are strong oxidizing agents though?

Borek
#4
Nov10-12, 06:51 AM
Admin
Borek's Avatar
P: 23,536
Question on special case reactions between metal and acid

Of those commonly used nitric and to some extent concentrated sulfuric. Of those less often used - perchloric acid.


Register to reply

Related Discussions
Help with Metal reactions in solutions. Biology, Chemistry & Other Homework 2
Acid/base buffer reactions Biology, Chemistry & Other Homework 2
Learn the general case first, or the special case first? General Math 6
Base, acid reactions? Chemistry 1
Acid/Base Reactions Chemistry 20