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Homework Help: Chemical Reaction

  1. Feb 18, 2006 #1
    CuSO4(aq) + Fe(s) --> FeSO4(aq) + Cu(s)
    FeSO4(aq) + Cu(s) --> CuSO4(aq) + Fe(s)

    http://img106.imageshack.us/img106/6140/chem3fp.png [Broken]

    Why does the iron plate becomes brown?
    I have no precise idea, but I think it might be related to the loss of electrons of the iron plate. Could someone help, please?
    Last edited by a moderator: May 2, 2017
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  3. Feb 18, 2006 #2
    My idea was so stupid. I am almost sure that it is because the iron is going into solution and the copper is coming out of solution forming the brown thing in the iron plate. Am i right now?
  4. Feb 18, 2006 #3


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