WILL Mg reduce CuSO4?

Asked by Kalita Padmanath | 23rd Jul, 2017, 11:30: PM

Expert Answer:

Magnesium is more active than the copper it replaces.
 
CuSO4(aq) + Mg(s) → MgSO4(aq) + Cu(s)
 
Cu2+(aq) + SO4 2- (aq) + Mg(s) → Mg2+(aq) + SO4 2- (aq) + Cu(s)
 
Thus, Mg reduces Cu2+ to Cu.

Answered by Prachi Sawant | 24th Jul, 2017, 10:17: AM