Iron Reduction

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Jason Muljadi 2C
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Iron Reduction

Postby Jason Muljadi 2C » Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:32 pm

Why does iron have a tendency to reduce silver? Is it because of its standard potential?

Julianna Thrasher 1B
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Re: Iron Reduction

Postby Julianna Thrasher 1B » Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:37 pm

It is because the reaction 2Ag+ + Fe(s) --> 2Ag(s) + Fe2+ (aq) is spontaneous, Ecell > 0. In the half reactions, Ag+ + e- --> Ag (s) and Fe(s) --> Fe2+ + 2e-, Silver is being reduced and gaining electrons while Iron is being oxidized and giving off electrons

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