Standard cell potential

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

Harmony Becerra
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Standard cell potential

For the equation -nFEcell=deltaG, how do we determine n?

WilliamNguyen_4L
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Re: Standard cell potential

n is the number of electrons being lost and gain so you would need to write the balanced half reactions to determine n.

Edward Xie 2E
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Re: Standard cell potential

Use the balanced half-equations to determine how many moles of e- are transferred (n).

AnnaYan_1l
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Re: Standard cell potential

After you balance the half reactions, you can see how many electrons are being transferred (how many are lost in oxidation and how many are gained in reduction, which will be the same #) - that number = n