Answer to Question #56843 in Organic Chemistry for Courtney
Small pieces of silver, copper , and magnesium are placed in solutions that contain one of the following ions: Ag+, Cu 2+, Mg 2+. The metal, solution, combinations tested are summarized in the following table any reaction that occurred followed the pattern M(s) + B+(aq) arrow B(s) + M+(aq), where M is a general metal and B+ is a general metal ion. Here is the summary of the observations:
Ag+ Cu 2+ Mg 2+
Ag No reaction No reaction No reaction
Cu Reaction No reaction No reaction
Mg Reaction Reaction No reaction
In a column, list the oxidizing agents (those being reduced), with the strongest oxidizing agent at the top. In a second column, list the reducing agents (those being oxidized) with the strongest reducing agent at the bottom. Label the strongest oxidizing agent and the strongest reducing agent.