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Ashley Garcia 2L
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Postby Ashley Garcia 2L » Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:43 pm

Question 14.51 asks us to consider a cell Ag(s) / Ag+(aq, 5.0mmolxL-1)// Ag+(aq, 0.15molxL-1) / Ag(s) and asks if this cell can do work. Why can we assume that the cell can do work because [Ag+] anode < [Ag+] cathode and the ratio is less than 1 and E>0 (as stated in the solutions manual)?

melissa carey 1f
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Re: 14.51

Postby melissa carey 1f » Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:02 pm

I interpreted it as there is a flow of electrons, which, if put into a circuit, would allow for electric work to be used, despite electrons are flowing cathode to the anode.

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