Redox Reactions and Cell Potentials

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Dustin Shin 2I
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Redox Reactions and Cell Potentials

Postby Dustin Shin 2I » Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:07 pm

When balancing out redox reactions and equations, why does the cell potential not get multiplied when its respective equation is multiplied to balance out the equation?

Matthew Tran 1H
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Re: Redox Reactions and Cell Potentials

Postby Matthew Tran 1H » Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:11 pm

As Dr. Lavelle emphasized during lecture, standard reduction potential is an intensive property. This means that it does not depend on the amount of times the reaction occurs.

Meigan Wu 2E
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Re: Redox Reactions and Cell Potentials

Postby Meigan Wu 2E » Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:18 pm

Since standard electric potential is an intensive property, it stays the same when the half reaction is balanced.


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