CuO + H2 → Cu + H2O – Balanced equation

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This is an oxidation-reduction (redox) reaction:

CuII + 2 e- Cu (reduction)

2 H - 2 e- 2 HI (oxidation)

CuO is an oxidizing agent, H2 is a reducing agent.

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  • CuOCopper(II) oxide
    • Other names: Cupric oxide , Copper monoxide , Copper oxide
    • Appearance: Black to brown powder
  • H2
    • Names: Dihydrogen , Hydrogen , H2
    • Appearance: Odourless colourless compressed gas


  • Cu
    • Names: Copper , Copper (dusts and mists, as Cu) , Cu
    • Appearance: Solid in various forms. turns green on exposure to moist air ; Reddish, lustrous, malleable, odorless solid.
  • H2OWater, oxidane
    • Other names: Water (H2O) , Hydrogen hydroxide (HH or HOH) , Hydrogen oxide
    • Appearance: White crystalline solid, almost colorless liquid with a hint of blue, colorless gas
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