2 Fe + 3 CuSO4 3 Cu + Fe2(SO4)3

This is an oxidation-reduction (redox) reaction:

3 CuII + 6 e- 3 Cu0 (reduction)

2 Fe0 - 6 e- 2 FeIII (oxidation)

CuSO4 is an oxidizing agent, Fe is a reducing agent.

Reactants:

  • Fe
    • Names: Iron source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-07, Fe source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-07, Element 26 source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-07
  • CuSO4Copper(II) sulfate source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02
    • Other names: Cupric sulphate source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04, Blue vitriol (pentahydrate) source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27, Bluestone (pentahydrate) source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27
    • Appearance: Gray-white (anhydrous) | blue (pentahydrate) source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27; White hygroscopic crystals source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04

Products:

  • 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
  • Fe2(SO4)3Iron(III) sulfate source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02
    • Other names: Ferric sulfate source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02, Sulfuric acid source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27, Iron(3+) salt (3:2) source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27
    • Appearance: Grayish-white crystals source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27