standard potential of galvanic cell

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bellaha4F
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standard potential of galvanic cell

Postby bellaha4F » Wed Mar 04, 2020 5:53 pm

just to clarify, when using the formula Ecell=Ecathode-Eanode, when given the potential of one of the half reactions, we do NOT change the sign if its the backwards reaction right? So like if Cu 2+ + 2e --> Cu is +0.34 V, and the half reaction was Cu --> Cu 2+ + 2e, we would still use +0.34 V and not -0.34 V right?

005162902
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Re: standard potential of galvanic cell

Postby 005162902 » Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:07 pm

Yes you do not change the sign. Leave the values as is and plug them into Ecell= Ecathode-Eanode


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