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In the clip, a copper tree turns into a silver covered tree, which looks like a snow covered tree.
For those thinking of replicating the experiment, be prepared to fork out about $ 100.
You can do a much cheaper experiment (less than $ 1). Dip an iron nail into a copper sulphate solution. The iron nail will turn into a copper nail, almost immediately!
The copper-iron and copper-silver interaction are examples of reduction and oxidation reactions. Oxidation and reduction reactions make mirrors possible where silver is deposited on glass and copper is deposited on the silver layer.