Using Chemical Reactions to Reduce Waste
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Students learn that wastes from many industrial processes contain toxic or valuable substances that can sometimes be reclaimed then recycled or disposed of safely. Working in groups, students reclaim copper from a liquid
waste containing dissolved copper chloride. They measure the effectiveness of three different metal replacement reactions at removing the copper from the
waste. They then compare the effectiveness, cost, and safety information for each replacement reaction and decide which metal would be the best to use for removing the copper from the
waste. Designed for six groups of 4 or 5. Grades 6-12.