Chapter 2: Materials: Metals and Non-metals

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Materials: Metals and Non-metals


What happens when

(a) Dilute sulphuric acid is poured on a copper plate?

(b) Iron nails are placed in copper sulphate solution?

Write word equations of the reactions involved.


(a) When sulphuric acid is poured on a copper plate, no reaction will take place as copper is a less reactive metal.

(b) Iron is a more reactive metal than copper. So, when the iron is placed in copper sulphate solution, iron displaces copper from its solution to form iron sulphate.

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