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If something has a positive cell potential, it is likely to be reduced. If it has a negative cell potential, it is likely to be oxidized.
Positive potentials are reduced and negative are oxidized.
Standard cell potentials give us information on how badly a compound wants to be reduced. The more positive the cell potential of the reduction reaction, the more the compound will serve as the oxidizing agent (reduction reaction). The more negative the cell potential of the reduction reaction, the more likely the compound will serve as the reducing agent (oxidation reactions)
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