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Offline fernandez

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Please help chemistry Redox Reaction!
« on: July 26, 2019, 09:57:28 AM »
Q: A strip of magnesium metal is placed in an aqueous 1.00M copper (II) sulfate solution. Will a spontaneous redox reaction occur? Explain your answer clearly.

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Re: Please help chemistry Redox Reaction!
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2019, 09:59:30 AM »
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If you are having trouble getting started, can you explain in general terms how you determine whether a reaction is spontaneous?
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Re: Please help chemistry Redox Reaction!
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2019, 08:40:30 AM »
Hi
Im not sure about the kinetic of the reaction but as a matter of thermodynamic this reaction would occur because the E° for copper and magnesium cations are 0.34 and -2.37 so the reaction would occur with the emf of 2.81.

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