Redox Reactions

Standard Zinc/Copper Cell

A standard cell comprising zinc strip in 1.0 M zinc sulfate solution, a copper strip in a 1.0 M copper(II) sulfate solution, and a connecting salt bridge shows a voltage of 1.10 V (on a good day).

Household Fenton's Reagent

Potassium hydrogen tartrate is oxidized to produce carbon dioxide in an exothermic reaction.
Iron Ion

Fehling Test

When blue Fehling's reagent is added to glucose and fructose solution a brick-red precipitate forms - no rxn with sucrose.
Fehling Test

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