Let’s explore a property of a metal by the given experiment.
Materials Required: Glass of water, Turmeric powder, Rust powder, Stirrer (can use spoon as well)
- Take a pinch of turmeric powder and mix it with water thoroughly.
- Then scrap off rust powder from rusty materials like rusted keys, iron rod etc. and mix it also with the turmeric solution.
- Stir the whole mixture gently.
What do you observe?
Yellow colour of turmeric powder on mixing with rust powder turns to reddish in colour.
It indicates that metallic oxides are basic in nature i.e. iron oxide (Fe2O3)
You can even perform this experiment at your homes.
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