The Reddish Brown Deposit Formed on Iron Nails Kept in a Solution of Copper Sulphate is - Science and Technology 1

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The reddish brown deposit formed on iron nails kept in a solution of copper sulphate is

  1. Cu2O
  2. Cu
  3. CuO
  4. CuS
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(b) Cu.

When iron nails are kept in a copper sulphate solution, the more reactive element iron displaces the less reactive element copper from copper sulphate and forms ferrous sulphate.

Fe(s) + CuSO4(aq) → FeSO4(aq) + Cu(s)

Concept: Types of Chemical Change or Chemical Reaction - Single Displacement Reactions
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