The following reactions of three metals X, Y and Z are observed to proceed in the forward direction:
X(s) + Z2+(aq) –> X2+(aq) + Z(s)
Z(s) + Y2+(aq) –> Z2+(aq) + Y(s)
- If a piece of metal Y was placed in a solution of X2+(aq), would a reaction occur, and if so, what would it be and why?
- a piece of metal Z placed in a solution of 1M HCL dissolves and releases hydrogen gas. Will the metal X also dissolve in this HCL solution? Why?