#Cu -> Cu^(2+) + 2e^-# What does this equation represent?

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Mar 30, 2017

Answer:

Copper(II) ions and 2 free electrons

Explanation:

It shows a copper atom being ionised, with the products being a copper(II) ion and 2 free electrons.

When an atom is ionised, it means the loss or gain of electrons of its outer electron shell.