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Galvanized nails are iron nails that have been plated with zinc to prevent rusting. The relevant reaction is
Zn2+(aq) + 2e− → Zn(s)
For a large batch of nails, a manufacturer needs to plate a total zinc mass of 4.00 kg on the surface to get adequate coverage.
a. How many coulombs of charge are needed to produce 61.2 mol of solid zinc?
b. Identify the anode and cathode when plating an iron nail with zinc.
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