Explain why iron metal can displace copper form copper sulphate solution but copper cannot displace iron from iron sulphate solution.

Asked by Topperlearning User | 30th Apr, 2014, 03:16: PM

Expert Answer:

Iron metal is more reactive than copper. Therefore, it can displace copper from copper sulphate (CuSO4) solution. Cu is less reactive than iron, therefore, cannot replace iron from iron sulphate (FeSO4).

Fe + CuSO4 FeSO4 + Cu

FeSO4 + Cu no reaction

Answered by  | 30th Apr, 2014, 05:16: PM