A student took a solution of copper sulphate in a beaker and put a clean iron nail into it and left it for about an hour.
(a) What changes do you expect?
(b) Are these changes chemical in nature?
(c) Write a word equation for the chemical change, if any.

(a) Copper sulphate solution is blue in colour. When an iron nail is left in it for some time the blue colour of the copper sulphate solution changes to green and the surface of iron nail gets a brown coloured deposit.
(b) Yes, the changes are chemical changes because new substances iron sulphate (green) and copper (brown) are formed in the reaction.
(c) Copper sulphate (blue) + Iron (Shining silver) -> Iron sulphate (Green) + Copper (Brown)


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Updated on: 01-Feb-2023


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