Justify with the help of an example that displacement reaction is also a redox reaction.

Asked by amar chandniranjan | 7th Jun, 2014, 10:45: PM

Expert Answer:

Displacement reaction is a also redox reaction, as in this reaction, the less reactive reactant gets reduced and the more reactive reactant gets oxidized.

In the following reaction Fe displaces Cu from CuSO4.Fe gets oxidised while Cu gets reduced.

Fe(s) + CuSO4(aq) → FeSO4(aq) + Cu(s)

Answered by Prachi Sawant | 9th Jun, 2014, 10:35: AM