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Homework Help: Doesn't zinc tend to lose e-?

  1. May 31, 2005 #1
    If a metal(Cu) is negatively charged, and is put to touch an another neutral metal(Zn), the extra charges are shared by both metal.
    But, doesn't zinc tend to lose e-?
     
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  3. May 31, 2005 #2
    I can in now way decipher what you mean. Anyways, from my experience Cu has never behaved that badly and has no intentions to be negatively charged.And even if "negative" Cu is in touch with Zn , it all depends on Zn to take those electrons or not.

    Cu is very unstable , so it will definitely lose its electrons to some other atom ..nuetral or positively charged.And rest depends ont he other metal to lose or not to lose the electrons.
     
  4. May 31, 2005 #3
    Two conductors share the extra charges, don't they?
     
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