According to the activity series for metals, will the following reaction occur? #Cu(s) + HCl(aq) ->?#
The reaction will not take place. Hydrogen is above copper in the metal activity series, so hydrogen is more reactive than copper.
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