Negative Cell Potential

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Madison Fischer 1F
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Negative Cell Potential

Postby Madison Fischer 1F » Sun Feb 07, 2016 7:46 pm

When would you purposely have a negative value for E naught cell???

Jeannie Huang 3B
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Re: Negative Cell Potential

Postby Jeannie Huang 3B » Mon Feb 08, 2016 3:53 pm

In electrolysis the Eo value is a negative value. The reaction isn't spontaneous, and you need to use an electric current to overcome the negative voltage and force it to occur.

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