## Potentials and Likeliness to be reduced/oxidized

$\Delta G^{\circ} = -nFE_{cell}^{\circ}$

juleschang16
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### Potentials and Likeliness to be reduced/oxidized

What is the relationship between how negative/positive the cell potential is and how much more likely it is to be reduced/oxidized?

Julia Lee
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### Re: Potentials and Likeliness to be reduced/oxidized

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.

Ray Huang 1G
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### Re: Potentials and Likeliness to be reduced/oxidized

Positive potentials are reduced and negative are oxidized.

monikac4k
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### Re: Potentials and Likeliness to be reduced/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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