Cell potential

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Cell potential

Postby MichelleRamirez_2F » Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:41 pm

Does the value of the cell potential/E change if the value of your stoichiometric coefficient of one reactant changes?

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Re: Cell potential

Postby Ray Guo 4C » Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:55 pm

Can you specify what you mean by changing the "stoichiometric coefficient of one reactant changes"? Will the equation still be balanced if you change only one reactant's coefficient?

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Re: Cell potential

Postby Karishma_1G » Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:05 pm

No, cell potentials do not change based on stoichiometric coefficients. This is because a standard reduction potential is an intensive property, meaning that its value does not change based upon on the quantity of electrons/species reacting.

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