LEYBOLD® Extraction of Copper from Copper Oxide
Chemistry Educational Materials
Properties of Matter Learning Activities in Chemistry
LEYBOLD® Chemistry Experiments.
- Metals and their properties
- Extraction of metals
- Non-metals and their properties
Charcoal is the reducing agent to reduce tenorite (CuO) to elementary copper. When heated, the mixture of tenorite and pulverized charcoal produces red copper and carbon dioxide. A saturated calcium hydroxide solution is used to verify the presence of the carbon dioxide.