How to predict this redox reaction?
A lead strip is placed in a copper (ll) sulfate solution
- ?Lv 77 years agoFavorite Answer
You would predict that
Pb(s) + Cu2+(aq) --> Cu(s) + Pb2+(aq)
because lead is higher in the electrochemical series than copper.
BUT PbSO4, which is insoluble would form a protective coating and stop the reaction.
Pb2+(aq) + SO4 2-(aq) --> PbSO4(s)Source(s): rtc