Dropping Paper and Copper into Acids
I was really curious about what would happen if you drop some paper and a weak metal (Copper) into strong acids. I only have 2 acids so that’s all I could do.
Paper (A4 70 Grams) :
The paper started to fizz.
And after that, it ended and nothing happened. But the paper is mushy and soft.
Nothing happened with the copper. So I waited for one hour, but still, nothing happened.
The same thing happened with the Hydrochloric acid…
The piece of copper dissolved very quickly and created this fumes which I think is called nitrogen dioxide (because of the orange vapor). And after that, there was only a green solution left in the beaker.
I think the Hydrochloric acid is less stronger than the Nitric Acid.
Thanks for reading.
I’m sorry that this was a short post.