SingleReplacementReactionsLab - Name Date Period Single...

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Name _______________ Date________ Period____ Single Replacement Reactions Background Information: In nature, elements can occur either free, meaning uncombined with other elements, or chemically combined in a compound. The tendency of a particular element to combine with other substances is a measure of the activity of that element. The more active an element is, the more likely it is to combine. In a single replacement reaction, an uncombined element replaces a less active element that is combined in a chemical compound. The less active element is then freed from the compound. For example, in the reaction Zinc + copper sulfate zinc sulfate + copper Zinc replaces the less active copper, combines with sulfate, and frees the copper from the compound. In this investigation, you will observe how various metals undergo single replacement reactions when placed in acid. If the metal is more active than the hydrogen in the acid, it will replace the hydrogen and hydrogen will be released as a gas. Problem:
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course CHEM 100 taught by Professor Sdfsdf during the Winter '08 term at BYU.

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