Elements and the periodic table > metals

Copper oxide can be reduced to copper using 

The reaction between aluminium and 

This experiment involves the synthesis of a 

In this demonstration experiment, aluminium reacts with each of three 

Copper foil is folded into the shape of an 

In this experiment copper(II) oxide and zinc metal are reacted together. The reaction is exothermic and the products can be clearly identified. The experiment illustrates the difference in reactivity between zinc and copper and hence the idea of competition reactions.

Copper(II) oxide reacts with magnesium

This experiment involves a comparison between the thermal stabilities of carbonates of reactive metals, such as sodium and potassium, and the carbonates of less reactive metals, such as lead and copper.

These demonstrations show the similarity of the physical and 

The aim of this experiment is to help establish the idea that the soluble oxides of metals are

In this demonstration experiment, iron wool is heated in the presence of 

A ‘copper’ coin is dipped into a solution of sodium zincate in contact with zinc metal. The coin is plated with zinc and appears silver in colour. The plated coin is held in a Bunsen flame for a few seconds and the zinc and copper form an alloy of brass. The coin now appears gold.