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If a strip of magnesium metal is dipped into a solution containing silver ions, does a

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Problem 99P

Problem 99P

If a strip of magnesium metal is dipped into a solution containing silver ions, does a spontaneous reaction occur? If so, write the two half-reactions and the balanced overall equation for the reaction.

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Magnesium metal is dipped into a solution containing silver ions,  spontaneous reaction occurs. According to the classification , magnesium is a member of the third class and silver is a member of the first, so magnesium should be more readily oxidized than silver. The magnesium should be oxidized to Mg2+ (aq) and Ag + (aq) should be reduced to silver metal when magnesium added to silver nitrate solution.

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Textbook: Introductory Chemistry
Edition: 5
Author: Nivaldo J Tro
ISBN: 9780321910295

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