For the half-cell reaction Hg 2+ (aq) + 2 e - Hg(l), E = 0.854 V.


For the half-cell reaction Hg2+(aq) + 2 e- → Hg(l), E° = 0.854 V. This means that 

(a) Hg(l) is more readily oxidized than H2(g);

(b) Hg2+(aq) is more readily reduced than H+(aq); 

(c) Hg(l) will dissolve in 1M HCl; 

(d) Hg(l) will displace Zn(s) from an aqueous solution of Zn2+ ion.

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General Chemistry Principles And Modern Applications

ISBN: 9780132931281

11th Edition

Authors: Ralph Petrucci, Jeffry Madura, F. Herring, Carey Bissonnette

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