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Dilution and cell potential

Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 2:08 pm
by 104822659
How will diluting the concentration of the anode increase the cell potential?

Re: Dilution and cell potential

Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 3:30 pm
by Claudette_Contr_3I
cell potential is related to concentrations of reactants and products through the Nerst equation. This equation contains the reaction quotient Q, so when you dilute anode, the Q decreases turning the -(RT/nF)lnQ into a positive number.