2 Cu + O2 2 CuO

This is an oxidation-reduction (redox) reaction:

2 Cu0 - 4 e- 2 CuII (oxidation)

2 O0 + 4 e- 2 O-II (reduction)

Cu is a reducing agent, O2 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
  • O2
    • Names: Dioxygen source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-07, Oxygen source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-07, Oxygen (liquefied) source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04
    • Appearance: Odourless compressed gas source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04; Liquefied gas. colourless-to-blue extremely cold liquid source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04

Products:

  • CuOCopper(II) oxide source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02
    • Other names: Cupric oxide source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02, Copper monoxide source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02, Copper oxide source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02
    • Appearance: Black to brown powder source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27