3 CuO + 2 NH4Cl → 3 H2O + 2 HCl + 3 Cu + N2
This is an acid-base reaction (neutralization): CuO is a base, NH4Cl is an acid.
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, NH4Cl is a reducing agent.
- CuO – Copper(II) oxide
- NH4Cl – Ammonium chloride
- H2O – Water, oxidane
- HCl – Chlorane , Hydrogen chloride
- Other names: Hydrochloric acid , Hydrochloric acid gas , HCl
- Appearance: Colorless, transparent liquid, fumes in air if concentrated ; Colorless gas ; Colourless compressed liquefied gas with pungent odour ; Colorless to slightly yellow gas with a pungent, irritating odor. [Note: Shipped as a liquefied compressed gas.]