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Problem: If each of the following metals is submerged in an aqueous solution containing cobalt ions, which of these metals will be oxidized by the ions of cobalt?A. nickelB. tinC. ironD. copperE. silver

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We’re being asked which of the given species would be oxidized by cobalt ions.  Recall the mnemonics LEO GER.

Lose               Gain

Electron         Electrons

Oxidation       Reduction


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If each of the following metals is submerged in an aqueous solution containing cobalt ions, which of these metals will be oxidized by the ions of cobalt?

A. nickel
B. tin
C. iron
D. copper
E. silver

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