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Reactivity series

  1. Feb 5, 2012 #1
    The electrochemical series:
    http://www.chemguide.co.uk/physical/redoxeqia/ecs.html#top
    ranks Li above K
    but potassium is more reactive than lithium
    given that Lithium gives up electrons more easily according to the electrochemical series, how can this be?
     
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  3. Feb 5, 2012 #2

    Borek

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    Define "more reactive".
     
  4. Feb 5, 2012 #3
    will displace it from its compound
    so K will displace Li from LiCl
     
  5. Feb 5, 2012 #4

    Borek

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    Will it? Even if, standard potentials are for standard conditions (activity of everything equal 1). Reacting two solids has nothing to do with standard conditions.
     
  6. Feb 6, 2012 #5
    Can you provide a reference for your claim. I tried Googling it and kind find any reference to Potassium displacing Lithium from LiCl.
     
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