Cu + AgNO3 Ag + CuNO3

This is an oxidation-reduction (redox) reaction:

Cu0 - 1 e- CuI (oxidation)

AgI + e- Ag0 (reduction)

Cu is a reducing agent, AgNO3 is an oxidizing agent.

Reactants:

  • Cu
    • Names: Copper source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-07source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04, Copper (dusts and mists, as Cu) source: NIOSH NPG, accessed on: 2019-09-02, Cu source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-07
    • Appearance: Solid in various forms. turns green on exposure to moist air source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04; Reddish, lustrous, malleable, odorless solid. source: NIOSH NPG, accessed on: 2019-09-02
  • AgNO3Silver(I) nitrate, Silver nitrate source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-28
    • Other names: Silver nitrate source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-28source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04, Nitric acid silver(1+) salt source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-28, Lapis infernalis source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-28
    • Appearance: Colorless solid source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-28; Odourless colourless or white crystals source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04

Products:

  • Ag
    • Names: Silver source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-07source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04, Ag source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-07, Element 47 source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-07
    • Appearance: White metal. turns dark on exposure to ozone, hydrogen sulfide or sulfur source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04
  • CuNO3