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Discussion in 'DAT Discussions' started by smile101, May 13, 2008.
why is there no reaction for the following:
Zn + NaNO3 ??????????
never heard of it. That seems like a reagent rather than a reaction.
I think the reactivity of Na is stronger than Zn. K Ca Na Mg Al Zn Fe.....so on
So, Na is more electronegative than Zn and therefore Zn wouldn't be able to react. That means anything less electronegative can't react with more electronegative element for single displacement rxns.
Is it only for single replacement rxns?
It is not limited to single element displacement. Understanding the electronegativity series will help you decide which reactions are likely to occur.
Thanks a bunch...thats a loads of help!!!