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ERIC Number: EJ823747
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 1
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Demonstration Extension: Copper-to-Silver-to-Gold Penny Demonstration
Vitz, Ed
Journal of Chemical Education, v85 n10 p1381 Oct 2008
This demonstration, if done in the original way, can lead to fires in waste containers (sometimes in the middle of the night after the experiment has been conducted), because pyrophoric zinc is generated by suspending powdered zinc in hot sodium hydroxide. This is avoided by using hot ZnSO[subscript 4].
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Language: English
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