A solution of CuSO4 was kept in an iron pot. After a few days, the iron pot was found to have a number of holes in it. Explain the reason in terms of reactivity. Write the equation of the reaction involved.

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Iron is more reactive than copper, hence, iron displaces copper to produce FeSO4. In this process, a portion of iron gets dissolved and hence, forms holes in the pot.
The equation of the reaction involved is given below:
$Fe + CuSO_4 → FeSO_4 + Cu$ 
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