In the refining of silver, the recovery of silver from silver nitrate solution involved displacement by copper metal. Write down the reaction involved.



The recovery of Silver from Silver Nitrate solution involved displacement by Copper metal.

Copper (Cu) being a more reactive metal than Silver (Ag), displaces Silver from Silver Nitrate.

(Since Cu lies above Ag in reactivity series)  


The chemical reaction can be written as follows;

Cu(s) + AgNO 3 (aq) CuNO 3 (aq) + Ag(s)


In this way, silver can be obtained from its solution.


  1. Class 10
  2. Chapter 1 Class 10 - Chemical Reactions and Equations (Term 1)

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