Problem: Which of the following reagents would oxidize Zn to Zn2+, but not Sn to Sn2+?Br2Br-Ca^2+Co^2+CaCoWhich of the following reagents would oxidize I- to I2, but not F- to F2?Br2CoCaCa^2+Br-Co^2+

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Recall that the activity series gives us the relative reactivities of metals to oxidationmetals higher in the activity series are more reactive to oxidation and vice-versa.


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Which of the following reagents would oxidize Zn to Zn2+, but not Sn to Sn2+?

Br2

Br-

Ca^2+

Co^2+

Ca

Co

Which of the following reagents would oxidize I- to I2, but not F- to F2?

Br2

Co

Ca

Ca^2+

Br-

Co^2+

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