trends in standard potential


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Saachi_Kotia_4E
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trends in standard potential

Postby Saachi_Kotia_4E » Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:38 am

what are the periodic trends for standard potential? specifically, can someone explain 7th edition 6M.7?

Tiffany_Cacy_3D
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Re: trends in standard potential

Postby Tiffany_Cacy_3D » Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:54 am

I was wondering the same thing, there doesn't seem to be an actual trend that you can just look at or infer. I think you may actually just need the values to evaluate them.

Aarti K Jain 1L
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Re: trends in standard potential

Postby Aarti K Jain 1L » Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:55 am

The more negative the standard potential, the more strongly reducing the element. Those elements are found on the left of the periodic table. The more positive the standard potential, the more strongly oxidizing the element. Those elements are found toward the upper right.

Looking at the list of standard potentials in the Appendix will hopefully help to find which elements are more strongly reducing compared to others.


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