Reactivity series

  1. The electrochemical series:
    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?
  2. jcsd
  3. Borek

    Staff: Mentor

    Define "more reactive".
  4. will displace it from its compound
    so K will displace Li from LiCl
  5. Borek

    Staff: Mentor

    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. Can you provide a reference for your claim. I tried Googling it and kind find any reference to Potassium displacing Lithium from LiCl.
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thead via email, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Have something to add?