science

posted by .

I put a peice of copper into a flame and I need to write a word equation for it. Whats a flame made up of cause I wanna write

copper + _____ -> _______ + ________

I know its a synthesis reaction.

  • science -

    It isn't the flame that is reacting with Cu. Its the air. The flame simply raises the temperature to make the reaction with oxygen of the air a little faster.
    copper + oxygen ==> copper oxide.
    You will have a little problem here (I would have a little problem, too) because copper forms both copper(I) oxide as well as copper(II) oxide. Which one do we choose? If the copper is in the form of a foil and is placed in a crucible with a lid, it forms copper(I) oxide. I think copper metal heated in an open flame of a burner would form copper(II) oxide but check me out on that.

Respond to this Question

First Name
School Subject
Your Answer

Similar Questions

  1. science

    why does a candle appear to go out when a copper coil is placed over the flame?
  2. Flame Colors - Chemistry

    I've searched the internet but I can't find out what color flame a Nickel (or even better NiSO_4) solution will produce when burned. As well, does Aluminum (Al(SO_4)_3 ) have a flame color from the flame test?
  3. Chemistry

    Regarding Flame Tests, why do you have to subject the sample to a flame?
  4. Chemistry

    Regarding Flame Tests, why do you have to subject the sample to a flame?
  5. Science

    What is the light spectrum for copper sulfate?
  6. >>>>>>>>AP SCIENCE

    What is the light spectrum for copper sulfate?
  7. Honors Chemistry

    We did the gold penny lab, where we bathed a copper penny in a hot zinc-NaOH mixture to turn it a silver color, then we heated that in a flame to turn it a gold color. There are two questions that go with this lab that I don't understand, …
  8. Chemistry -Flame colors (check+help)

    What are the characteristic flame color for sodium, potassium, barium, copper, strontium, and calcium?
  9. chemistry -------------chemistry

    If a flame on the candle burns red , how does energy of that flame compare to that of the Bunsen burner flame ?
  10. Chemistry

    Write a balanced formula equation with phase indicators: Strong heating of copper(II) nitrate trihydrate produces copper (II) oxide, nitrogen dioxide, oxygen gas, and water (The part I'm confused about is how to write the molecular …

More Similar Questions