Copper Zinc Reaction – part 1

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This experiment involving copper sulfate and mossy zinc is a very visual demonstration of a chemical reaction. It can be used to teach about redox chemistry in a qualitative or quantitative way. If you monitor the reaction over a period of about 24 hours, you will also see a dramatic color change and change in temperature


  • Stirring rod
  • Copper sulfate
  • Distilled water
  • Granulated Zinc
  • Mossy Zinc

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