Chemistry Practicals Class 10

Reaction of Metallic Oxides with Acids

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About Simulation

  • You will be provided with access to a virtual laboratory setting through the simulation of the reaction between copper(II) oxide (CuO) and hydrochloric acid (HCl), allowing you to observe and interact with the reaction without requiring physical materials.
  • Through interactive elements incorporated into the simulation, you can visually observe the chemical changes occurring as CuO reacts with HCl, facilitating a clearer understanding of the reaction and the formation of new products.
  • By engaging with the simulation, you can deepen your understanding of the reaction between metallic oxides, specifically copper(II) oxide (CuO) and hydrochloric acid (HCl), gaining insights into metal-acid interactions.

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  • You will have the opportunity to observe and analyze the chemical changes occurring during the reaction in real time, enabling a comprehensive exploration of the reaction mechanism and its implications.
  • You can easily identify the products formed when metallic oxides react with acids, providing valuable knowledge about the outcomes of metal-acid reactions and their relevance in chemical processes.

Simulation Details

Duration – 30 Minutes
Easily Accessible
Languages – Odia & English
Platforms – Android & Windows


Metal Oxides

Metal oxides contain a metal cation and an oxygen anion. They are crystalline solids that react with water to give a basic solution of metal hydroxide, and their reaction with acids produces salts. Metal oxides are ionic crystals.

In the periodic table, group 1 and group 2 elements are metals, namely alkaline and earth metals, respectively. Alkali metals form metal oxides M2O, peroxide M2O2, and superoxide MO2.

In general, metal oxides can react with water and form metal hydroxide solutions. The reaction of metal oxide with water can generally be represented as:

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Since the product of reactions of metal oxide with water is basic hydroxide, the metal oxide is also known as basic oxide. Hence, their reaction with acid is like a typical acid-base reaction and forms salt and water. Hence, the reaction between an acid and metal oxide is a neutralization reaction.

Reaction of Metal Oxides with Acids:

Metal oxide can react with acid and produce salt and water. The reaction is a neutralization reaction. Generally, the reaction of metal oxide with acid can be represented as

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1) Black-coloured copper oxide, on reaction with hydrochloric acid, produces bluish-green coloured copper chloride and water.

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Requirements for this Science Experiment

  • Copper oxide
  • Dilute hydrochloric acid
  • Spatula
  • An empty beaker
  • Glass rod

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