Q. 585.0( 6 Votes )

A solution of CuSO4 was kept in an iron pot. After few days the iron pot was found to have a number of holes in it. Explain the reason in terms of reactivity. Write the equation of the reaction involved.

Answer :

We know that iron is more reactive than copper. Hence, iron displaced copper from copper sulphate solution. This reaction is called displacement reaction. Due to displacement, there is formation of holes in the iron pot. The following equation shows this reaction.


CuSO4 + Fe FeSO4 + Cu


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