Solid zinc is placed in a solution of copper(II) ions. Solid copper forms and zinc ions are present in solution. I) Identify what type of reaction this is II) Write the net ionic equation for this reaction III) Write two electron transfer half equations?
I) This is a reduction-oxidation reaction.
II) The net ionic equation is
III) The half-reactions are
Cathode: #"Cu"^"2+" + "2e"^"-" → "Cu(s)"
Here are "Before" and "After" pictures of the reaction.