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How is copper carbonate formed in nature

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val1ant
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May9-12, 02:37 PM
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i read on wikipedia that
2 Cu (s) + H2O (g) + CO2 + O2 → Cu(OH)2 + CuCO3 (s)

although doesnt the copper form copper oxide first? and then the copper oxide reacts with water and CO2 to form copper carbonate and copper hydroxide?
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May9-12, 03:11 PM
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Wikipedia gives just the overall reaction equation. No idea about exact mechanism, although I would be surprised if it would be not researched to death. Sorry, I have no access to literature so I can't check it.


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