Recall that the activity series gives us the relative reactivities of metals to oxidation: metals higher in the activity series are more reactive to oxidation and vice-versa.
Can displace Hydrogen from liquid water, steam, and acids.
Can displace Hydrogen from steam and acids.
Chromium (Cr2+, Cr3+)
Iron (Fe2+, Fe3+)
Can displace Hydrogen from acids.
Arsenic (As3+, As5+)
Copper (Cu+, Cu2+)
Mercury (Hg22+, Hg2+)
Platinum (Pt2+, Pt3+)
Gold (Au+, Au3+)
Ag+(aq) + Li(s) → Ag(s) + Li+ (aq)
From the given activity series, Li is higher in the activity series than Ag. This means that Li is more reactive than Ag.
The reaction will occur.
Fe(s) + Na+ (aq) → Fe2+(aq) + Na(s)
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