## Test 2 on Standard Cell Potential

Philip
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### Test 2 on Standard Cell Potential

The half-reactions are
Ce 4+ (aq) + e- = Ce 3+ (aq) Standard E = 1.44V
Li+ (aq) + e- = Li (s)

How do I know which one is the cathode and which one is the anode for me to use standard E cell = standard E cathode - standard E anode????

Philip
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### Re: Test 2 on Standard Cell Potential

Also I need to find the standard Gibbs Free Energy, do I just use -nFE(standard)?

Justin Seok 2A
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### Re: Test 2 on Standard Cell Potential

For standard Gibbs Energy, you just use -nFE. And for knowing which one is the cathode and anode, you have to know the standard E values for both so you can determine which one is lower and thus the anode.

Philip
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### Re: Test 2 on Standard Cell Potential

Oops the Lithium half-reaction has standard E = -3.040V

CNourian2H
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### Re: Test 2 on Standard Cell Potential

Ya, so since Ecell is more negative for the lithium equation, the anode is lithium equation.

Esha Chawla 2E
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### Re: Test 2 on Standard Cell Potential

Philip wrote:The half-reactions are
Ce 4+ (aq) + e- = Ce 3+ (aq) Standard E = 1.44V
Li+ (aq) + e- = Li (s)

How do I know which one is the cathode and which one is the anode for me to use standard E cell = standard E cathode - standard E anode????

To determine which one is cathode and one which is anode, you have to be given the standard E values for both reactions. Whichever one has the more positive Standard E will be reduced, and the other one will be oxidized. Then, you can determine what the Standard E of the reaction will be.

Once you have determined the Standard E, you can plug it into delta G = -nFE to determine what the Gibbs Free Energy is.

205154661_Dis2J
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### Re: Test 2 on Standard Cell Potential

To determine which rxn is your anode or cathode, remember that your highest Ecell would be your cathode and your lowest one would be your anode. Then when determining Gibbs free energy, you would use -nFE in order to figure it out.