Answer to Question #144162 in Inorganic Chemistry for Kirthi

Question #144162

When Copper (II) Sulfide is partially roasted in air (reaction with O2), Copper (I) Sulfide is formed first. Subsequently, upon heating, the copper sulfide thermally decomposes to Copper (I) Oxide and Sulfur Dioxide. Write a balanced equation for these two reactions.

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2020-11-14T13:58:11-0500

2CuS + O2 → Cu2S + SO2

2Cu2S + 3O2 → 2Cu2O + 2SO2

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