Tuesday, 7 May 2013

2.21 describe the formation of carbon dioxide from the thermal decomposition of metal carbonates such as copper(II) carbonate

When metal carbonates are heated they become carbon dioxide and a metal.
For example:
copper carbonate > copper oxide + carbon dioxide
CuCO3 > CuO + CO2

6 comments:

  1. don't you mean copper oxide? since you used copper carbonate

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  3. Shouldn't it be a metal oxide or a base that is formed?

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  4. Shouldn't it be Metal Oxide not *Metal? Correct me if I am wrong. Thanks

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  5. im so confused what is the chemical equation??

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