flipping half reactions

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Jack Papciak 2F
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flipping half reactions

Postby Jack Papciak 2F » Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:45 pm

How do we know which half reaction to flip?

Justin Yu 3H
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Re: flipping half reactions

Postby Justin Yu 3H » Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:48 pm

In what situations? Your question is a little vague.

Paula Sing 1J
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Re: flipping half reactions

Postby Paula Sing 1J » Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:52 pm

Because we usually assume that the overall E(cell) value should be favorable, meaning the value is positive, you would want to flip the equation that has the smaller (or more negative) E(cell) value and make that the anode.


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