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Oxidation-Reduction Reactions

Main Core Tie

Science - Chemistry
Standard 4 Objective 2

Time Frame

1 class periods of 90 minutes each

Group Size

Pairs

Authors

Utah LessonPlans

Summary

Students will design an experiment that enables them to decide which metals will displace each other from solution and displace hydrogen from an acid.


Materials

  • student instructions/worksheet (attached)
  • strips of copper, magnesium and zinc metals
  • sand paper of cleaning the metal strips
  • 1 M solutions of Cu(NO3)2, Mg(NO3)2 , Zn(NO3)2 , HCl
  • hand lens


Instructional Procedures

  1. Prepare the solutions ahead of time.
  2. Read the instructions on the student instruction/worksheet (attached) with students and define terms if needed.
  3. Allow students time to work
  4. Ask students to share their findings with the class.


Bibliography

Lesson Design by Jordan School District Teachers and Staff.


Created: 12/17/2014
Updated: 02/05/2018
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