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Copper Oxide and powdered Magnesium

If you have suitable borosilicate glass, you can use the magnesium/copper oxide reaction to plate copper on the glass, which is a more dramatic demonstration of moving oxygen to the more electronegative element than the usual ones.

For extra kudos, set the experiment up to produce an actual nodule of copper, then whack it with a mallet to prove it really is elemental copper.

Do this enthusiastically and one day one of your pupils may get a massive promotion due to remembering some metallurgy at a critical moment of major production foul-up.

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