Chemistry: The Molecular Nature of Matter and Change 7th Edition

Published by McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 10: 007351117X
ISBN 13: 978-0-07351-117-7

Chapter 21 - Problems: 21.51

Answer

See explanation below.

Work Step by Step

a. Copper is coating the iron. b. Oxidizing agent is Cu2+ and the reducing agent is Fe. c. Yes, as the reaction is being spontaneous, this can be made into a voltaic cell. d. Cu2+(aq) + Fe(s) → Cu(s) + Fe2+(aq) e. E cell = E°Cu2+ - E°Fe2+ = 0.34 V - (-0.44 V) = 0.78 V
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