FeCl2 + Zn → ZnCl2 + Fe – Balanced equation

Or you want a quick look:

This is an oxidation-reduction (redox) reaction:

Zn - 2 e- ZnII (oxidation)

FeII + 2 e- Fe (reduction)

Zn is a reducing agent, FeCl2 is an oxidizing agent.

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Reactants:

  • FeCl2Iron(II) chloride , Iron dichloride
    • Other names: Ferrous chloride , Rokühnite , [FeCl3] , FeCl3
    • Appearance: Tan solid (anhydrous) | Pale green solid (di-tetrahydrate) ; White-to-light-green hygroscopic crystals
  • Zn
    • Names: Zinc , Zinc powder (pyrophoric) , Zn
    • Appearance: Grey-to-blue powder

Products:

  • ZnCl2Zinc chloride
    • Other names: Zinc(II) chloride , Zinc dichloride , Butter of zinc
    • Appearance: White crystalline solid | hygroscopic and very deliquescent ; White hygroscopic odourless solid in various forms ; White particulate dispersed in air.
  • Fe
    • Names: Iron , Fe , Element 26
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