Asked Dec 28, 2019
  • Will an aqueous solution of iron(II) chloride oxidize magnesium metal? If so, write the balanced molecular and net ionic equations for this reaction.

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Step 1

The chemical reaction between iron (II) chloride and magnesium metal depends upon the reactivity. The reduction potential data for iron and magnesium is shown below.

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Step 2

According to the given reduction potential data, the reactivity of magnesium is higher than iron and the cell potentia...

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