Using the concept of activity series, determine which among the given reactions will not proceed.
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.
Given the following sets of reactions, which (if any) will not undergo a reaction?
I. Pt(s) + KNO3(aq) →
II. Ag(s) + Ni(NO3)2(aq) →
III. Ca(s) + Zn(NO3)2(aq) →
IV. Fe(s) + Sn2+(aq) →
V. Ba2+(aq) + Cu2+(aq) →
A. I and II only
B. II, III, and IV only
C. III and IV only
D. II and V
E. I, II, and V only
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