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

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Answer:

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

#"Cu(s) + HCl(aq)"##rarr##"no reaction"#

Explanation:

Activity Series for Metals

http://www.tutorvista.com/content/science/science-ii/metals-non-metals/reconcept-series-metals.php

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