Oxidation Potential

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Oxidation Potential

Postby TiffanyL1G » Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:13 am

The reduction potential is usually given to us as E°, but if we were even given the oxidation potential would it be the negative value of the reduction potential?

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Re: Oxidation Potential

Postby klarratt2 » Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:52 am

Yes, that is why to find E°(cell) you subtract the anode from the cathode (therefore making the E° value for whatever is being oxidized the opposite sign).

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Re: Oxidation Potential

Postby Letizia Ye 4F » Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:45 pm

Yes, since the tables given are usually of the standard reduction potentials, to get the standard oxidation potential you simply have to flip the sign.

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