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Metal Reactivity

  1. Sep 23, 2005 #1
    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.

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  3. Sep 24, 2005 #2


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    Yes, it is correct. Do you understand why ?
  4. Sep 24, 2005 #3
    Yes. Magnesium is a more active metal, and it displaces copper.
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