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# The Eθ(M2+/M) value for copper is positive (+0.34V). What is possibly the reason for this? (Hint: consider its high ΔaHθ and low ΔhydHθ) - CBSE (Science) Class 12 - Chemistry

ConceptGeneral Properties of the Transition Elements (D-block)

#### Question

The Eθ(M2+/M) value for copper is positive (+0.34V). What is possibly the reason for this? (Hint: consider its high ΔaHθ and low ΔhydHθ)

#### Solution

The Eθ(M2+/M) value of a metal depends on the energy changes involved in the following:

1. Sublimation: The energy required for converting one mole of an atom from the solid state to the gaseous state.

M_(s) -> M_(g)         triangle_sH("Sublimation energy")

2. Ionization: The energy required to take out electrons from one mole of atoms in the gaseous state.

M_(g) -> M_(" "(aq))^(2+)        triangle_iH("Ionization energy")

3. Hydration: The energy released when one mole of ions are hydrated.

M_(" "(g))^(2+) -> M_(" "(aq))^(2+)    triangle_"hyd"H("Hydration  energy")

Now, copper has a high energy of atomization and low hydration energy. Hence, the Eθ(M2+/M) value for copper is positive.

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NCERT Solution for Chemistry Textbook for Class 12 (2018 to Current)
Chapter 8: The d-block and f-block Elements
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