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    In this activity, students investigate the reaction between copper and oxygen and watch a demonstration of the rapid reaction between hydrogen and oxygen.

    By the end of this activity, students should be able to:

    • describe the chemical reaction between copper and oxygen
    • explain how reaction conditions can affect the rate of a chemical reaction
    • write balanced chemical equations for the copper-oxygen and hydrogen-oxygen reactions
    • explain how copper sheeting used in building construction weathers.

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      Published 30 October 2009, Updated 22 November 2013 Referencing Hub articles