Standard Hydrogen Electrode

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Standard Hydrogen Electrode

Postby Isabel Gutierrez 2G » Sat Feb 04, 2017 11:38 pm

Why is the standard potential of a hydrogen electrode always zero?

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Re: Standard Hydrogen Electrode

Postby Chem_Mod » Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:11 am

It's defined as the reference point and set to 0 so that the reduction potentials of other electrodes can be defined relative to it i.e when an electrode has a standard potential of E, what that actually means is that it has a potential E relative to the hydrogen electrode.


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