Metal Reactivity

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I was just wondering if this chemical equation is correct:

Mg + Cu(NO3)2 --> Cu + Mg(NO3)2

if magnesium is placed with the solution copper nitrate.

Thanks.
 

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Gokul43201
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Yes, it is correct. Do you understand why ?
 
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Yes. Magnesium is a more active metal, and it displaces copper.
 

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