Reduction Potentials

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Eric Quach 1C
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Reduction Potentials

Postby Eric Quach 1C » Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:13 pm

How are reduction potentials calculated?

Nicklas_Wright_1A
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Re: Reduction Potentials

Postby Nicklas_Wright_1A » Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:24 pm

I believe they are tested against hydrogen, as it is impossible to test only one element at a time. Hydrogen is considered to have a potential of 0.

A De Castro 14B 2H
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Re: Reduction Potentials

Postby A De Castro 14B 2H » Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:24 pm

Reduction potentials can be calculated by comparing the electron transfer of the cell (half reaction) with respect to the Standard Hydrogen Electrode under the conditions of 1M solution, 1 atm, and 25°C (298K). Reduction potentials can also be calculated by using or rearranging this equation: E°cell = E°cathode - E°anode
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Re: Reduction Potentials

Postby Nada AbouHaiba 1I » Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:25 pm

Here's an article I found about reduction potentials!
https://socratic.org/questions/how-do-y ... -potential


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