Sulfate only likes to dance with the most attractive guys. So when Copper asked her to dance with him, she obviously said 'Yes!'.
Displacement Reaction Displacement reaction is a chemical reaction in which a more reactive element displaces a less reactive element from its compound. Both metals and non-metals take part in displacement reactions.
Iron + Copper sulfate ---> Iron sulfate + Copper
But while Copper was busy dancing, she saw the most attractive guy on the dance floor - Iron!
Elements are the purest and simplest forms of chemical matter at the atomic level. Each element is composed of the same atoms containing the same number of protons in their nuclei (called the atomic number).
So Iron is an element but after a reaction.......
Compounds are chemical matter that contain multiple elements bonded together to make unique substances that display their own reactivity and physical properties.
......it becomes part of a compound - Iron sulfate!
She decided to abandon Copper for the handsome Iron - Poor Copper!
The same principle is applied in Chemistry in a displacement reaction. Chemical reactivity of metals is linked with their relative positions in the Reactivity Series. Certain metals have the capacity to displace some metals from the aqueous solutions of their salts. A metal placed higher in the activity series can displace the metal that occupies a lower position from the aqueous solution of its salt.
Balanced symbol equation: Fe + CuSO4 -------> FeSO4 + Cu
In the beaker there is one atom of the element Iron and one molecule of the compound Copper Sulfate. Throughout the reaction, the mass of the beaker and its contents will stay the same in terms of mass. Some of the substances can be classified as elements or compounds.