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Problem: If a nail made of elemental iron [Fe(s)] is placed in an aqueous solution of a soluble palladium(II) salt [Pd2+ (aq)], the nail will gradually disappear as the iron enters the solution as Fe3+ (aq) and palladium metal [Pd(s)] forms. a. Is this a redox equation? b. Balance and show the net ionic equation that describes this reaction.

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If a nail made of elemental iron [Fe(s)] is placed in an aqueous solution of a soluble palladium(II) salt [Pd2+ (aq)], the nail will gradually disappear as the iron enters the solution as Fe3+ (aq) and palladium metal [Pd(s)] forms. 

a. Is this a redox equation? 


b. Balance and show the net ionic equation that describes this reaction.


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