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Copper Chloride and Aluminium

Copper Chloride and Aluminium - part of our "Berzelius Day" uploading 24 videos in 24 hours. Full video containing this reaction at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQPwPGDQqzsNOTE FROM THE PROFESSOR: 13. This is another dirty reaction. The simple explanation is that Copper chloride reacts with Al to make Cu plus aluminium chloride. And you can see the reddish colour of the metallic copper at the end. The reason that it's complicated is that Al chloride (Al2Cl6) can itself react with water to make Al2O3 plus HCl and the HCl can then react with the cupcake caseSee our 24 reactions playlist as it unfolds at: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6E4F35510525FFF7Berzelius Day explained: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDXUDq2KLM4More chemistry at http://www.periodicvideos.com/Follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/periodicvideosAnd on Twitter at http://twitter.com/periodicvideosFrom the School of Chemistry at The University of Nottingham: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/chemistry/index.aspxPeriodic Videos films are by video journalist Brady Haranhttp://www.bradyharan.com/
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