Specification Point 2.12:
Describe the formation of Carbon Dioxide from the thermal decomposition of Metal Carbonates, including Copper (II) Carbonate

Thermal Decomposition of Metal Carbonates

Thermal Decomposition: Breaking down using heat

Thermal Decomposition of Metal Carbonates:

Carbon Dioxide is produced when metal carbonates are heated through thermal decomposition:

Metal Carbonate      →      Metal  Oxide     +      Carbon Dioxide

Example: Copper (II) Carbonate

Thermal Decomposition of Copper (II) Carbonate, Edexcel IGCSE Chemistry

The thermal decomposition of Copper (II) Carbonate

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