What would you observe when zinc is added to a solution of iron(II) sulphate? Write the chemical reaction that takes place.
When Zinc is added to a solution of Iron (II) sulphate, a displacement reaction takes place.
- Zinc being a more reactive metal than Iron (as zinc lies about iron in the reactivity series), will replace iron from its salt solution.
- The reaction produces Zinc sulphate + Iron.
- The Iron settles as a grey precipitate and a colourless solution of zinc is formed.
- The reaction can be given as,
FeSO 4 (aq) + Zn (s) → ZnSO 4 (aq) + Fe (s)