Most metals do not react with bases but Zinc metal does. Suggest a reason. Write an equation for the reaction of Zn with NaOH.

Asked by  | 13th Sep, 2010, 10:31: PM

Expert Answer:

Elements are placed in reactivity series in decreasing order of reactivity. The higher the metal in the series, the more reactive it is and can replace elements present below them.
Zinc is found below sodium and thus it cannot replace sodium from its aqueous solution.

Answered by  | 14th Sep, 2010, 06:36: AM

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