Author Topic: Will NaI react with Zn?  (Read 666 times)

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El_Zorro

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Will NaI react with Zn?
« on: December 20, 2002, 07:13:00 PM »
Well, here's my question for the day.  If someone had a refluxing slurry of Zn dust and NaI powder in toluene or xylene, would the NaI react with the Zn?

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pHarmacist

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No
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2002, 07:25:00 PM »
No reaction will occur. Especially not under a non-polar solvent. I'm sure it would occur in aqueous enviroment, but under the criteria that you used ionized form of zinc, meaning Zn(2+) not zinc-dust, dust is still Zn (s) you know and I don't think it will react...

By the way, i think that this discussion should be carried out in the Newbee forum...

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