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Write a balanced net ionic equation for the oxidation of metallic copper to Cu(II) ion by hot concentrated H2SO4, in which the sulfur is reduced to SO2

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  1. Cu ==> Cu^2+ + 2e
    H2SO4 + 2H^+ + 2e ==> SO2 + 2H2O
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    Add the two half equations and cancel anything common to both sides. Finally, add extra sulfate ions, if needed to form CuSO4 on the right. I shall be happy to look at your final answer.

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