Is Fe2+(aq) capable of reducing Sn2+(aq) to Sn metal? The standard reduction potentials from my book are -0.14 for Sn2+ and -0.44 for Fe2+ Because Sn has a more positive Epot it has a greater tendency to be reduced. So add the Epot up: -0.14 + 0.44 (oxidation)= 0.3. It's positive so this reaction can occur. However my answer key says the opposite. Can someone explain please? Thanks.