Reduction Potential

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eduardomorales5
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Reduction Potential

Postby eduardomorales5 » Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:18 pm

If the reduction potentials are both negative, do we take the largest value as the cathode, and the smallest as the anode?

Samuel G Rivera - Discussion 4I
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Re: Reduction Potential

Postby Samuel G Rivera - Discussion 4I » Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:24 pm

The anode has the reduction potential that is more negative I believe

Betania Hernandez 2E
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Re: Reduction Potential

Postby Betania Hernandez 2E » Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:26 pm

The cathode is the cell reduction potential that is most positive. So if they are both negative, then it would be the smallest negative number at the cathode.

Joowon Seo 3A
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Re: Reduction Potential

Postby Joowon Seo 3A » Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:02 pm

the anode is more negative and the cathode is more positive.

jisulee1C
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Re: Reduction Potential

Postby jisulee1C » Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:14 pm

even if both are negative the more negative would still be the anode
if the total Ecell is negative then you can assume that it is not spontaneous in the forward reaction and however may proceed spontaneously in the opposite direction


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