Posted by stacy on .
Use the activity series of metals to write a balanced chemical equation for each single-replacement reaction.
Zn(s) + AgNO3 (aq) -->
NOTE: The three above is a subscript...it should be a small 3.
Please explain how to figure out this problem, and provide a thorough explanation on how I have to consider the activity series of metals.
A displacement will only take place if the free metal is higher on the activity series than in the bond.
Since Zn is higher on the activity series than Ag a reaction takes place and it becomes ZnNO3 + Ag