Electrochemical series diagram

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Alicia Lin 2F
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Electrochemical series diagram

Postby Alicia Lin 2F » Sun Feb 23, 2020 4:38 pm

In figure 6M.5, it uses the terms "can reduce H+" for strongly reducing and "cannot reduce H+" for strongly oxidizing. What does it mean to reduce H+?

Anisha Chandra 1K
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Re: Electrochemical series diagram

Postby Anisha Chandra 1K » Sun Feb 23, 2020 5:30 pm

I think it means to reduce H+ to H2 gas.

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Re: Electrochemical series diagram

Postby MeeraBhagat » Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:40 pm

This table is used when trying to figure out which part of a reaction is doing the oxidizing or reducing. Whichever half reaction can reduce H+ is the half reaction that you should choose as the oxidation half of the reaction.

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