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Ch.1 - Intro to General Chemistry
Ch.2 - Atoms & Elements
Ch.3 - Chemical Reactions
BONUS: Lab Techniques and Procedures
BONUS: Mathematical Operations and Functions
Ch.4 - Chemical Quantities & Aqueous Reactions
Ch.5 - Gases
Ch.6 - Thermochemistry
Ch.7 - Quantum Mechanics
Ch.8 - Periodic Properties of the Elements
Ch.9 - Bonding & Molecular Structure
Ch.10 - Molecular Shapes & Valence Bond Theory
Ch.11 - Liquids, Solids & Intermolecular Forces
Ch.12 - Solutions
Ch.13 - Chemical Kinetics
Ch.14 - Chemical Equilibrium
Ch.15 - Acid and Base Equilibrium
Ch.16 - Aqueous Equilibrium
Ch. 17 - Chemical Thermodynamics
Ch.18 - Electrochemistry
Ch.19 - Nuclear Chemistry
Ch.20 - Organic Chemistry
Ch.22 - Chemistry of the Nonmetals
Ch.23 - Transition Metals and Coordination Compounds

Solution: The activity series are listed in order from most reactive to least reactive. Answer each of the following questions based on the following half reactions: HALF REACTIONS ClO2 (g) + e–→ 2 ClO2– (aq) Cu+ (aq) + e– → Cu (s) Fe3+ (aq) + 3 e– → Fe (s) K+ (aq) + e– → K (s) a) Which is the strongest oxidizing agent?         b) Which is the strongest reducing agent?         c) Could the following reaction occur: Fe3+ (aq) + Cu (s) → Fe (s) + Cu+ (aq)        

Problem

The activity series are listed in order from most reactive to least reactive. Answer each of the following questions based on the following half reactions:

HALF REACTIONS

ClO2 (g) + e→ 2 ClO2 (aq)

Cu+ (aq) + e → Cu (s)

Fe3+ (aq) + 3 e → Fe (s)

K+ (aq) + e → K (s)

a) Which is the strongest oxidizing agent?

 

 

 

 

b) Which is the strongest reducing agent?

 

 

 

 

c) Could the following reaction occur: Fe3+ (aq) + Cu (s) → Fe (s) + Cu+ (aq)