cell potential

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cell potential

Postby josmit_1D » Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:40 am

is there a maximum cell potential that can be reached?

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Re: cell potential

Postby Jasmine Fendi 1D » Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:45 am

Yes! The max potential of a cell is the maximum potential difference between two half reactions in a galvanic cell. I think you can calculate this by manipulating different equations.

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Re: cell potential

Postby 805303639 » Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:57 pm

The maximum cell potential occurs at the instant when the anode and cathode are first connected and the flow of electrons begins. Beyond that point, the concentrations in the half-reactions change. The production of product decreases the cell potential per increasing Q in the Nernst equation: E= E^0 -RT/nF ln Q.

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Re: cell potential

Postby gabbymaraziti » Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:59 pm

Cell potential is greatest when the cell reaction first begins to occur. Following this, the concentrations change and the potential is no longer at its maximum value.

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