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$\ce{Cu}$ reacts with $\ce{HNO3}$, though $\ce{Cu}$ cannot replace $\ce{H}$ due to its less reactivity. The reaction that takes place is not similar to a metal displacement reaction $\ce{(CuSO4 + Zn -> ZnSO4 +Cu)}$ which is where what you state applies (taking the electropositivity series into consideration). According to conditions, there are two ...

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First of all, your reaction is wrong. $\ce{HPO3}$ does not exist as a single entity. It is actually a cylic molecule of formula $\ce{(HPO3)_n}$. The simplest such compound is $\ce{(HPO3)3}$ which is called trimetaphosphoric acid. See this answer for more details. So, what happens is that phosphorus pentoxide is very powerful dehydrating agent and can rip ...

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The reaction given in options (a) and (b) are called formation of nitrate esters. The following nitrate ester is called "ethyl nitrate", Firstly, $\ce{HNO3}$ and $\ce{H2SO4}$ reacts to form the $\ce{E+}$. As we know, the former is relatively weaker acid than the latter, therefore $\ce{HNO3}$ donates $\ce{OH-}$ and neutralisation takes place, \ce{...

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