# According to the activity series for metals, will the following reaction occur? Cu(s) + HCl(aq) ->?

Jun 15, 2017

The reaction will not take place. Hydrogen is above copper in the metal activity series, so hydrogen is more reactive than copper.

$\text{Cu(s) + HCl(aq)}$$\rightarrow$$\text{no reaction}$

#### Explanation:

Activity Series for Metals

The video shows an experiment to determine the placement of three different metals (Cu, Zn and Mg) on the activity series.

Video from: Noel Pauller