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Problem: What will happen if Ag(s) and K+(aq) come into contact? K is above Ag on the activity series. A) No reaction will occur because K(s) is more easily oxidized than Ag(s). B) Silver will be oxidized, and potassium will be reduced. C) The compound AgK will form. D) The ion AgK+ will form. E) Silver will be reduced, and potassium will be oxidized.

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Examine the activity series for Ag and K and analyze if a reaction will happen or not

Recall that the activity series gives us the relative reactivities of metals to oxidationmetals higher in the activity series are more reactive to oxidation and vice-versa.


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What will happen if Ag(s) and K+(aq) come into contact? K is above Ag on the activity series. 

A) No reaction will occur because K(s) is more easily oxidized than Ag(s). 

B) Silver will be oxidized, and potassium will be reduced. 

C) The compound AgK will form. 

D) The ion AgK+ will form. 

E) Silver will be reduced, and potassium will be oxidized.

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