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The standard reduction potential values of three metallic cations,X,Y,Z are 0.52,-3.03 and -1.18V,respectively.The order of reducing power of the corresponding metals is

$\begin{array}{1 1}Y > Z > X\\X > Y > Z\\Z > Y > X\\Z > X > Y\end{array} $

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Answer : Y > Z > X
More negative the standard potential,least the tendency of the cation to be reduced.The corresponding atom has larger tendency for oxidation and hence larger reducing power.
answered Jul 22, 2014 by sreemathi.v
 

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