Standard cell potential

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Harmony Becerra
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Standard cell potential

Postby Harmony Becerra » Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:29 pm

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

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Re: Standard cell potential

Postby WilliamNguyen_4L » Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:31 pm

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

Postby Edward Xie 2E » Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:32 pm

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

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Re: Standard cell potential

Postby AnnaYan_1l » Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:14 pm

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

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