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Will sulfuric acid corrode copper?


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2011-01-04 23:27:57
2011-01-04 23:27:57

Concentrated sulfuric acid might, but dilute sulfuric acid does not corrode copper.

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Nope, but Fluoride acid can.

copper does not react with sulfuric acid.

Copper metal does not have enough reactivity to react with sulfuric acid.

No, Sulfuric acid will not corrode platinum. What will corrode platinum is aqua regia, which is a mixture of hydrochloric acid and nitric acid.

No sulfuric acid will not fizz with copper. It would only react with copper if it was not diluted, or concentrated and hot.

You can separate copper with sulfuric acid

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Sulfuric acid plus copper (II) nitrate yields nitric acid plus copper (II) sulfate. Sulfuric acid plus copper (I) nitrate yields nitrous acid plus copper (I) sulfate.

It can be either depending on the reaction. It can be a product of electrolysis of copper with sulfuric acid, or an acid base reaction of copper hydroxide and sulfuric acid. It can react with metals such as zinc.

I assume you mean copper(II) oxide, which is black, and not copper(I) oxide which is orangey-red.copper oxide + sulfuric acid --> copper sulfate + water.

Concentrated sulfuric acid will react with copper giving sulfur dioxide and copper inns. Dilute acid doesn't show any reaction as copper metal cannot displace electrons from hydrogen.

4. The chemical equation is Cu + H2SO4 → CuSO4 + H2. Copper and sulfuric acid have the same coefficient (1), so the same number of moles of copper and sulfuric acid are used.

Sulfuric acid is used to make copper sulphate.

Copper does not react with dilute Sulphuric acid.

Copper, sulfuric acid, and oxygen (CuSO4)

Sulfuric acid fumes escaping from the battery causes this corrosion.

since it is an acid it tends to dissolve or corrode things like burning your eyes

You could dissolve copper in any strong acid, such as sulfuric.

Copper sulfate + carbon dioxide

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