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Answer the following. Give two reactions showing oxidising property of concentrated H2SO4. - Chemistry

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Answer the following.

Give two reactions showing the oxidising property of concentrated H2SO4.

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Solution

Metals and nonmetals both are oxidised by hot, concentrated sulfuric acid which itself gets reduced to SO2.

1) \[\ce{\underset{\text{Copper}}{Cu} + \underset{\text{Sulfuric acid (Conc.)}}{2H2SO4} -> \underset{\text{Copper sulfate}}{CuSO4} + \underset{\text{Sulfur dioxide}}{SO2} + 2H2O}\]

2) \[\ce{\underset{\text{Sulfur}}{S} + \underset{\text{Sulfuric acid (Conc.)}}{2H2SO4} -> \underset{\text{Sulfur dioxide}}{3SO2} + 2H2O}\]

Concept: Chemical Properties of Elements of Groups 16, 17 and 18
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Balbharati Chemistry 12th Standard HSC for Maharashtra State Board
Chapter 7 Elements of Groups 16, 17 and 18
Exercises | Q 4.2 | Page 164
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