how is copper dulphate formed if it cannot displace hydrogen from sulphuric acid as it is placed below hydrogen in displacement series
Asked by archita123 | 18th May, 2015, 06:59: PM
The oxidising property of concentrated sulphuric acid is due to the fact that on thermal decomposition, it yields nascent oxygen [O].
H2SO4 → H2O + SO2 + [O]
Nascent oxygen oxidises non-metals, metals and inorganic compounds.
Hence, copper can get oxidised on reaction with H2SO4.
Cu + 2H2SO4 → CuSO4 + 2H2O + SO2↑
Thus, copper sulphate can be formed from reaction of copper and sulphuric acid.
Answered by Prachi Sawant | 19th May, 2015, 05:45: PM
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