Predicting Standard Potential

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Predicting Standard Potential

Postby 605005476 » Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:32 pm

So I understand that to get the standard potential of the cell you need to break it up into half reactions and find the standard cell potential of each reaction and then use the formula Ecell=Ecathode-Eanode. Given just the cell diagram, I do not understand how to find each standard E. I can find one of the values of E in the electrochemical series table, but I don't understand how to find standard E when it is not in the table.

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Re: Predicting Standard Potential

Postby Daniel Honeychurch1C » Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:51 pm

All the standard reduction potentials are in the appendix of the textbook. You have to use the cell diagram to write the half reactions and look up the standard reduction potentials.

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Re: Predicting Standard Potential

Postby KDang_1D » Sat Mar 07, 2020 11:45 am

Do you have an example of a problem? I don't believe you'll never have to come up with the Eº values on your own since they are experimentally derived values. The only one might be a hydrogen electrode, which is 0V since it's the baseline.

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