Class 10
Chapter 3 Class 10 - Metals and Non-Metals

Assertion (A): When a piece of copper metal is added to dilute sulphuric acid, the solution turns blue.  

Reason (R): Copper reacts with dilute sulphuric acid to form blue copper (II) sulphate solution.  

 

Answer

  • When a piece of copper metal is added to dilute sulphuric acid, the solution turns blue
  • Copper is more reactive than Hydrogen (check reactivity series )
  • So it replaces Hydrogen from its solution to form blue copper (II) sulphate solution
  • Hydrogen is liberated in gaseous form. 

 

The reaction is as follows:

Reaction of Copper with Dilute Acid - Teachoo.png

 

Thus, 

  • Assertion is True.
  • Reason is also True.
  • And Reason is the correct explanation for the assertion.  

 

So, the correct answer is (a)  

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