14.23 part b

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Emily Glaser 1F
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14.23 part b

Postby Emily Glaser 1F » Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:36 pm

What exactly is the cathode with cell potential +0.92V in this reaction, 2Hg2+ + 2Br- --> Hg2 2+ + Br2?
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Dang Lam
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Re: 14.23 part b

Postby Dang Lam » Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:04 pm

the cathode half reaction is :
2Hg2+ + 2e- --> Hg2 2+
we know Hg2+ is a cathode because it is being reduced (oxidation number decreased from the given equation)


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