anonymous
  • anonymous
Why would Ag be the least reactive from this list of elements? Magnesium, Zinc, Iron, Copper, Silver
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schrodinger
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aaronq
  • aaronq
yep, you can compare their reduction potentials to figure out which is more reactive than the other.
aaronq
  • aaronq
oh damn, sorry i didn't see the "why". Since Cu is fairly unreactive as well, i would think it's because of their valence electron configuration.
aaronq
  • aaronq
in that they're \(4s^13d^{10}\;and\;5s^14d^{10}\), and their d orbitals are full

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anonymous
  • anonymous
Thanks!
aaronq
  • aaronq
no problem !

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