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Reaction of Zinc with Copper(I) oxide (cuprous oxide, Cu2O), a red powder;

2 Zn + Cu2O →2 Zn O + 2 Cu

and Reaction of Zinc with Copper(II) oxide (cupric oxide, CuO), a black powder;

Zn + CuO →Zn O + Cu

Reason :- The most reactive metals (for example Zn) can displace any of the metals (for example Cu) which are lower in the reactivity series; the higher metal reduce the ions of the lower metal. Reference :

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You can't combine zinc oxide and copper because they are both metals! You can combine base and acid. You can't combine metal and metal. It cannot be done. Never heard of it.

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