Half reaction

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Ethan Vuong 3G
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Half reaction

Postby Ethan Vuong 3G » Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:15 pm

Is it only for half reactions that E stays the same when being balanced since it is an intensive property?

Hammad Khan 2B
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Re: Half reaction

Postby Hammad Khan 2B » Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:20 pm

When the reaction is balanced then E is usually the same.

Anna Li 2E
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Re: Half reaction

Postby Anna Li 2E » Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:27 pm

E is in intrinsic property meaning that the value is independent on the size of the sample, or in this case the coefficients of the balanced equation. Unlike with Enthalpy where the deltaH of a reaction gets altered when you manipulate an equation (ie: when you manipulate reactions when using Hess's Law), when you balance a half reaction the E does not change at all.


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