Problem: The metal cadmium tends to form Cd2+ ions. The following observations are made: (i) When a strip of zinc metal is placed in CdCl2(aq), cadmium metal is deposited on the strip. (ii) When a strip of cadmium metal is placed in Ni(NO3)2(aq), nickel metal is deposited on the strip.Write the net ionic equation to explain observation (ii).

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The molecular equation:

Cd(s) + Ni(NO3)2(aq) → Ni(s) + Cd(NO3)2(aq)

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The metal cadmium tends to form Cd2+ ions. The following observations are made: (i) When a strip of zinc metal is placed in CdCl2(aq), cadmium metal is deposited on the strip. (ii) When a strip of cadmium metal is placed in Ni(NO3)2(aq), nickel metal is deposited on the strip.

Write the net ionic equation to explain observation (ii).

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