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Reaction between Copper and Nitric Acid - A & O - Level Chemistry ...

Reaction between Copper and Nitric Acid - A & O - Level Chemistry ... | science metals | Scoop.it
Copper is an unreactive metal and doesn't react in normal circumstances with dilute acids. However it does react with nitric acid. Why is ... Nitric acid is an oxidizing agent and the reaction is not the usual acid + metal reaction.
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copper plating is a cool experiment for the lab

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How Do I Recycle the Gold From the Inside of Computers? - Opposing Views

How Do I Recycle the Gold From the Inside of Computers? - Opposing Views | science metals | Scoop.it
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How Do I Recycle the Gold From the Inside of Computers?
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Gold is refined from computer parts by being put in a liquid that dissolves it and then it is recycled as a liquid and the pure gold is separated out.
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recycle your old computers.

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Reactions Part 1: Alkali Earth metals | The Amazing World of Science

Reactions Part 1: Alkali Earth metals | The Amazing World of Science | science metals | Scoop.it
Reactions. The reactions of the group 2 elements generally increase down the group. The metals all react with oxygen, except beryllium, which only reacts in a powdered form. All of the others react normally.
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a bit wordy but good descriptions of reactions here for use in the classroom

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