Reduction Potentials


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makenzie2K
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Reduction Potentials

Postby makenzie2K » Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:08 pm

Is it true that when given 2 E* values, the larger one is always going to be the E* value of the reduction reaction, and we must reverse the smaller one to get the E* of the oxidation reaction?

Ashish Verma 2I
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Re: Reduction Potentials

Postby Ashish Verma 2I » Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:50 pm

Yes I believe that's true; you reverse a reaction in order to have the highest resulting cell potential when you add the two together.

eden tefera 2B
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Re: Reduction Potentials

Postby eden tefera 2B » Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:18 pm

I find it much simpler to do Ecathode-Eanode instead of reversing cell potentials.


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