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.
Frequently Asked Questions
What scientific concept do you need to know in order to solve this problem?
Our tutors have indicated that to solve this problem you will need to apply the Balancing Redox Reaction concept. You can view video lessons to learn Balancing Redox Reaction. Or if you need more Balancing Redox Reaction practice, you can also practice Balancing Redox Reaction practice problems.
What is the difficulty of this problem?
Our tutors rated the difficulty ofIf a nail made of elemental iron [Fe(s)] is placed in an aqu...as medium difficulty.
How long does this problem take to solve?
Our expert Chemistry tutor, Dasha took 6 minutes and 41 seconds to solve this problem. You can follow their steps in the video explanation above.
What professor is this problem relevant for?
Based on our data, we think this problem is relevant for Professor Bowers' class at KENT.