We are being asked to determine whether the dissolution of silver in nitric acid is an acid-base reaction or an oxidation-reduction reaction
Recall the definition of the two types of reaction
acid-base reaction - water and salt are formed as products.
redox reaction – transfer of electrons between two species
Silver can be separated from gold because silver dissolves in nitric acid while gold does not. Is the dissolution of silver in nitric acid an acid-base reaction or an oxidation-reduction reaction? Explain your answer.
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