What is the chemical reaction with copper?

  1. Copper + NaCl + H20 = >> ???
    Does anyone have any suggestions on what chemical reaction will occur in above example?
    Thanks in advance for any suggestions
     
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  3. Borek

    Staff: Mentor

    Why do you think there will be a reaction?

    Please note: if it is a homework, you are breaking forum rules again.
     
  4. This is not a homework, but I would like to know this chemical reaction, that is all.
    Does anyone have any suggestions?
    Thanks in advance for any suggestions
     
  5. Nothing will happen.
     
  6. I am not talking about what happen is within 5 seconds, what happen is on the next 3 months?
    Does anyone have any suggestions?
    Thanks in advance for any suggestions
     
  7. Borek

    Staff: Mentor

    If the solution is not in contact with air, nothing will happen. If the solution is in contact with air, it will be not a reaction between copper, water and sodium chloride.
     
  8. So what happen if the solution is in contact with air?
    Thanks in advance for any suggestions
     
  9. Borek

    Staff: Mentor

  10. I actually tried this today, except I also applied approximately a 6V potential to it. I got oxidation of the copper wire I was using and a gas. I am not sure what the gas was. At first I thought it was H2 gas from the water being electrolyzed (which I was trying to do), but there was not enough gas coming out of the positive end for that to be it I do not think. I checked the pH and insofar as litmus paper is accurate, it had remained a neutral solution.
     
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