Introductory Chemistry (5th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 032191029X
ISBN 13: 978-0-32191-029-5

Chapter 16 - Oxidation and Reduction - Exercises - Problems - Page 604: 72


$Cu$ is the metal that has the least tendency to be oxidized.

Work Step by Step

From the list of metals $(Sn, Mg, Cu, and Fe)$ the metal which has the least tendency to be oxidized or lose it electrons is $Cu$ since Cu wants to gain electrons (i.e. be reduced and not oxidized) and this is because it is lower on the activity series.
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