Unit 10.1.6 - Displacement of copper(II) ions from solution
Calorimetry of the reaction between copper(II) sulfate and zinc powder.
Student follow up
Experiment report with graphical back-extrapolation and enthalpy calculation
The experiment can be extended by reacting the copper(II) sulfate with magnesium powder (care). The vigour of the reaction depends on the concentration of the copper ions.
Suggested range of concentrations 0.5 - 2.0 mol dm-3