Reactions of Copper

The Statue of Liberty is made up 179,000 pounds of copper. The video explains the many diverse reactions of copper. It includes the reaction of copper with air when used on roofs, copper with water as it is used in plumbing, copper with halogens, and more.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Display pictures of copper roofs before and after they react
  • Demonstrate one or more of the reactions discussed in the video
Classroom Considerations
  • Relies on prior knowledge of metals and the reactivity trends
Pros
  • Provides cues to pause the video and solve chemical reactions before learning the correct answers
  • Short length helps maintain learners' attention
Cons
  • None
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