3 CuO + 2 NH3 → 3 Cu + N2 + 3 H2O
This is an acid-base reaction (neutralization): CuO is an acid, NH3 is a base.
This is an oxidation-reduction (redox) reaction:
3 CuII + 6 e- → 3 Cu0 (reduction)
2 N-III - 6 e- → 2 N0 (oxidation)
CuO is an oxidizing agent, NH3 is a reducing agent.
- CuO – Copper(II) oxide
- Names: Ammonia , Azane (only intended for use in naming derivatives of ammonia) , Hydrogen nitride
- Appearance: Colourless gas ; Colourless gas or compressed liquefied gas with pungent odour ; Colorless gas with a pungent, suffocating odor. [Note: Shipped as a liquefied compressed gas. Easily liquefied under pressure.]
- H2O – Water, oxidane