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I have found a wonderful demonstration where copper acts as a catalyst in the decomposition of acetone. In the demo, a penny that has been heated in a flame, is suspended over a small amount of acetone in a beaker. As the vapors of acetone rise, the penny facilitates the reaction and continues to glow red-hot as the reaction is fairly exothermic. What I need is a balanced chemical equation that represents this process. Acetone in the presence of Cu yields ? + ?? It seems like this ought to be pretty simple but I have yet to find an answer. Thank you for your time and effort. Steve Cole (General Science Teacher-David Douglas High School)
Re: Balanced equation for the decomposition of acetone with Cu as a catalyst?
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