Problem: Which metal can be oxidized with an Sn 2+ solution but not with an Fe 2+ solution?

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We’re being asked to determine the metal that can be oxidized by Sn2+ but not by Fe2+.


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 metal can be oxidized with an Sn 2+ solution but not with an Fe 2+ solution?

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