(i) What happens when a piece of copper metal is placed in iron sulphate solution?

(ii) Express the following fact in the form of a chemical equation:

When a strip of copper metal is placed in a solution of silver nitrate, metallic silver is precipitated and a solution containing copper nitrate is formed.

Asked by Topperlearning User | 30th Apr, 2014, 03:13: PM

Expert Answer:

(i) When a piece of copper is placed in iron sulphate solution then no change will be observed. This is because copper is less reactive than iron, therefore, unable to displace it from its solution.

(ii) Cu + 2AgNO3 Cu(NO3)2 + 2Ag

Answered by  | 30th Apr, 2014, 05:13: PM