Problem: Using the activity series (refer to the following table), write balanced chemical equations for the following reactions. If no reaction occurs, simply write no reaction.Activity Series of Metals in Aqueous SolutionMetalOxidation ReactionLithiumLi( s )  →  Li+ ( aq ) + e-PotassiumK( s )  →  K +  ( aq ) + e-BariumBa( s )  →  Ba2 +  ( aq ) + 2e-CalciumCa( s )  →  Ca2 +  ( aq ) + 2e-SodiumNa( s )  →  Na +  ( aq ) + e-MagnesiumMg( s )  →  Mg2 +  ( aq ) + 2e-AluminumAl( s )  →  Al3 +  ( aq ) + 3e-ManganeseMn( s )  →  Mn2 +  ( aq ) + 2e-ZincZn( s )  →  Zn2 +  ( aq ) + 2e-ChromiumCr( s )  →  Cr3 +  ( aq ) + 3e-IronFe( s )  →  Fe2 +  ( aq ) + 2e-CobaltCo( s )  →  Co2 +  ( aq ) + 2e-NickelNi( s )  →  Ni2 +  ( aq ) + 2e-TinSn( s )  →  Sn2 +  ( aq ) + 2e-LeadPb( s )  →  Pb2 +  ( aq ) + 2e-HydrogenH2 ( g )  →  2H +  ( aq ) + 2e-CopperCu( s )  →  Cu2 +  ( aq ) + 2e-SilverAg( s )  →  Ag +  ( aq ) + e-MercuryHg( l )  →  Hg2 +  ( aq ) + 2e-PlatinumPt( s )  →  Pt2 +  ( aq ) + 2e-GoldAu( s )  →  Au3 +  ( aq ) + 3e-A solution of zinc nitrate is added to a solution of magnesium sulfate.

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We are asked to write a balanced chemical equation for the following reactions.

A solution of zinc nitrate is added to a solution of magnesium sulfate.

zinc nitrate → Zn(NO3)2

magnesium sulfate → MgSO4


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Using the activity series (refer to the following table), write balanced chemical equations for the following reactions. If no reaction occurs, simply write no reaction.

Activity Series of Metals in Aqueous Solution

MetalOxidation Reaction
LithiumLi( s )  →  Li+ ( aq ) + e-
PotassiumK( s )  →  K +  ( aq ) + e-
BariumBa( s )  →  Ba2 +  ( aq ) + 2e-
CalciumCa( s )  →  Ca2 +  ( aq ) + 2e-
SodiumNa( s )  →  Na +  ( aq ) + e-
MagnesiumMg( s )  →  Mg2 +  ( aq ) + 2e-
AluminumAl( s )  →  Al3 +  ( aq ) + 3e-
ManganeseMn( s )  →  Mn2 +  ( aq ) + 2e-
ZincZn( s )  →  Zn2 +  ( aq ) + 2e-
ChromiumCr( s )  →  Cr3 +  ( aq ) + 3e-
IronFe( s )  →  Fe2 +  ( aq ) + 2e-
CobaltCo( s )  →  Co2 +  ( aq ) + 2e-
NickelNi( s )  →  Ni2 +  ( aq ) + 2e-
TinSn( s )  →  Sn2 +  ( aq ) + 2e-
LeadPb( s )  →  Pb2 +  ( aq ) + 2e-
HydrogenH2 ( g )  →  2H +  ( aq ) + 2e-
CopperCu( s )  →  Cu2 +  ( aq ) + 2e-
SilverAg( s )  →  Ag +  ( aq ) + e-
MercuryHg( l )  →  Hg2 +  ( aq ) + 2e-
PlatinumPt( s )  →  Pt2 +  ( aq ) + 2e-
GoldAu( s )  →  Au3 +  ( aq ) + 3e-

A solution of zinc nitrate is added to a solution of magnesium sulfate.

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