Metals seem robust and aluminium is known for its strenght, but how does it stand chemicals? Well, dissolving a piece of aluminium is not difficult and can be done in a variety of ways. It can have many uses, but I mainly did it because of the by-product: copper.

Look at this video to see what happens when you put a bit of aluminium into a solution of copperchloride.

Video 3 - Dissolving Aluminium

  • Title: Video 3 - Dissolving Aluminium
  • Source: Paul's Lab (NL)
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  • Description: This video shows a piece of aluminium being dissolved in a copperchloride solution, producing hyrdogen (as the bubbles) and copper (the brown sludge).

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