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Unformatted text preview: Metal iron will react with copper(II) sulfate hydrate to form copper metal and iron sulfate. The iron can ionize into a +2 or a +3 charge during this reaction. During the second part of Lab 2 copper(II) sulfate was put in 100mL of water and stirred well. Steel wool (iron) was then added to this solution and the solution was allowed to sit and react. After a few minutes there was a brown powder that formed and settled at the bottom of the beaker. This substance was the copper metal; iron sulfate had also formed and was now aqueous in solution. If all of the steel wool dissolves and there is no more copper(II) sulfate at the end of the reaction then iron(II) sulfate was one of the products of the reactions. This is because there are no limiting reagents when iron(II)sulfate is a product; however, there is a limiting reagent when iron(III) sulfate is formed....
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- Spring '10
- Chemistry, Chemical compound, sulfate hydrate, iron sulfate