We’re being asked to determine the combination that will result in a reaction:
K(s) + Au3+(aq) →
K+(aq) + Au(s) →
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.
Which of these combinations will result in a reaction? Check all that apply.
K(s) + Au3+(aq)
K+(aq) + Au(s)
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