Problem: Which of the following metal cations is the best oxidizing agent?A) Co2+B) Zn2+C) Cd2+D) Cu2+

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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 metal cations is the best oxidizing agent?

A) Co2+

B) Zn2+

C) Cd2+

D) Cu2+

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