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9th Edition
Steven S. Zumdahl
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9th Edition
Steven S. Zumdahl
ISBN: 9781133611097
Textbook Problem

In theory, most metals should easily corrode in air. Why? A group of metals called the noble metals are relatively difficult to corrode in air. Some noble metals include gold, platinum, and silver. Reference Table 17-1 to come up with a possible reason why the noble metals are relatively difficult to corrode.

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The Table 171 showing reduction potential values of various elements is given. The reason behind the corrosion of most of the metals and the difficulty in corrosion of noble metals like, gold, platinum, and silver is to be stated.

Concept introduction:

The metal undergoes oxidation and the oxygen undergoes reduction during corrosion. So, the metal with reduction potential values lower than oxygen easily gets corroded in the air.

To determine: The reason of corrosion of most of the metals in air and the reason of difficulty in the corrosion of noble metals like gold, platinum, and silver.

Explanation

The metals whose reduction potential value is lower than oxygen, they easily get corroded in the air.

The relationship between cell potential and Gibbs free energy change is given by the formula,

ΔG°=-nFE°cell

Where,

  • ΔG° is the Gibbs free energy change at the standard conditions.
  • n is the number of electrons involved in the reaction.
  • F is the Faraday’s constant.
  • cell is the cell potential at the standard condition.

During corrosion, the metal undergoes an oxidation reaction, whereas the oxygen undergoes reduction

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