Chemistry (12th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0132525763
ISBN 13: 978-0-13252-576-3

Chapter 21 - Electrochemistry - 21 Assessment: 29

Answer

If a strip of lead is dipped into a solution of magnesium nitrate, no reaction will take place. Magnesium is above lead in the activation series (so magnesium is more readily oxidized than lead). Therefore, lead is not oxidized by magnesium ions spontaneously and no reaction will take place.

Work Step by Step

If a strip of lead is dipped into a solution of magnesium nitrate, no reaction will take place. Magnesium is above lead in the activation series (so magnesium is more readily oxidized than lead). Therefore, lead is not oxidized by magnesium ions spontaneously and no reaction will take place.
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