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Posted by Ryan On November - 19 - 2008 2 Comments

A single replacement reaction is a type of redox reaction where the more reactive metal replaces the less reactive metal dissolved in the solution.

In this video Copper (II) Chloride and Aluminum are reacted, producing copper. In the second reaction Copper (II) Chloride is reacted with Magnesium. The solidified product is verified via a flame test. The flame is blue-green, indicating copper.

Reaction 1: Copper (II) Chloride and Aluminum

3 CuCl2(aq) + 2Al(s) –> 2 AlCl3 + 3Cu(s)

Reaction 2: Copper (II) Chloride and Magnesium

CuCl2(aq) + Mg(s) –>  MgCl2 + Cu(s)

Categories: Chemical Reactions, Videos

2 Responses

  1. Mike says:

    What is the phase symbol of AlCl3

  2. Rocket says:

    (aq)

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