Problem: Using the activity series (Table 4.5), write balanced chemical equations for the following reactions. If no reaction occurs, simply write NR. (b) zinc metal is added to a solution of magnesium sulfate

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We’re being asked to determine the outcome of the given reaction:

Zn(s) + MgSO4(aq) 


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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Using the activity series (Table 4.5), write balanced chemical equations for the following reactions. If no reaction occurs, simply write NR. (b) zinc metal is added to a solution of magnesium sulfate

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