Problem: When a solution containing M(NO3)3 of an unknown metal M is electrolyzed, it takes 74.1 s for a current of 2.00 A to plate out 0.107 g of the metal. The metal is

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We’re being asked to identify an unknown metal M given that it takes 74.1 s for a current of 2.00 A to plate out 0.107 g of the metal from M(NO3)3 .


Let’s first determine what happens to M3+:

 M(s) must be formed from M3+(aq)
 M3+ needs to gain 3 e- in order to become M(s)


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When a solution containing M(NO3)3 of an unknown metal M is electrolyzed, it takes 74.1 s for a current of 2.00 A to plate out 0.107 g of the metal. The metal is

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