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Chemical reactions are not formulas on a piece of paper—they are dynamic and exciting events! The demonstration of aluminum with copper(II) chloride showcases many exciting “signs” of a chemical reaction. It may also generate many questions about why metals react, how they react, and the ease with which some metals react and others do not. How could this general reaction be used to determine the relative reactivity of different metals?


  • Oxidation & Reduction
  • Single Replacement Reactions
  • Metal Reactivity