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Redox reactions

  1. Mar 1, 2005 #1
    Hi ppl. I'm asked a question: Iron filings are added to a solution containing the ions Cu2+, Fe2+, Fe3+, H30+ and Zn2+. Deduce what reactions occur from the standard electrode potentials. Is this simply asking me which will change Fe2+ to Fe3+ and vice-versa by reduction or oxidation do you think? Thx a lot, Joe
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  3. Mar 1, 2005 #2


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    I am sure you were given standard electrode potentials, from there it wouldn't be hard to deduce which would undergo oxidation versus the one undergoing reduction.
  4. Mar 1, 2005 #3


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    Interestingly enough, I still have this url on the clipboard

    Cu2+ will reduce, Fe2+ does nothing, Fe3+ will reduce, H+ will reduce, Zn2+ does nothing, the iron filings will oxidize whenever possible.
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