# Chemistry Equation(again!)

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Posted by chrissy on Saturday, January 6, 2007 at 1:23pm.

In a lab expirement you add copper(II)nitrate to pure zinc. Write a balanced equation for this expirement and predict if a reaction will occur.

Chemistry Equation - DrBob222, Saturday, January 6, 2007 at 2:00pm
I THINK Bob Pursley answered this question a day or so ago. Zinc is higher in the activity series than copper; therefore, Zn will replace copper ion. Zn goes into solution as Zn(II) and copper(II) comes out of solution to form Cu metal. Repost if there is something about this you don't understand.

Chemistry Equation - chrissy, Saturday, January 6, 2007 at 3:43pm
I know that a reaction will occur but can you tel me if this balanced equation is correct:
Cu^2N+Zn--->Zn^2+Cu
I'm horrible at chem equations!

Can someone please tell me if this is the correct balanced equation for this problem?!

You wrote a correct balanced IONIC equation. You have to add the nitrate to have a complete equation.

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