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Metals in Metal Salts: A Copper Mirror Demonstration
Journal of Chemical Education
  • Robert D Pike, College of William and Mary
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
8-30-2010
Disciplines
Abstract

A simple lecture demonstration is described to show the latent presence of metal atoms in a metal salt. Copper(II) formate tetrahydrate is heated in a round bottom flask forming a high-quality copper mirror.

DOI
10.1021/ed1000075
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This document is the unedited author's version of a Submitted Work that was subsequently accepted for publication in Journal of Chemical Education, copyright © American Chemical Society after peer review. To access the final edited and published work see https://pubs.acs.org/doi/ipdf/10.1021/ed1000075.

Publisher Statement

This document is the unedited author's version of a Submitted Work that was subsequently accepted for publication in Journal of Chemical Education, copyright © American Chemical Society after peer review. To access the final edited and published work see https://pubs.acs.org/doi/ipdf/10.1021/ed1000075.

Citation Information
Pike, R. D., Metals in Metal Salts: A Copper Mirror Demonstration (2010). Journal of Chemical Education, 87(10), 1062–1063. 10.1021/ed1000075