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Lindsey Chheng 1E
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Postby Lindsey Chheng 1E » Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:09 pm

Consider the cell Ag(s)|Ag+ (aq, 5.0 mmol/L) ‖ Ag+ (aq, 0.15 mol/L)|Ag(s). Can this cell do work? If so, what is the max work that it can perform (in mole per Ag).

The answer for this question is yes; 8.4 kJ per mole of Ag but I keep getting 17 kJ/mol Ag. I calculated Ecell to be +0.18V by using the Nernst Equation and plugging in 0 for E°cell and .005/5.0 for Q. Then I used wmax = ΔG = -nFE to find the max work.

Can someone help please, thank you!

Connor Ho 1B
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Re: 6N.17

Postby Connor Ho 1B » Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:21 pm

I think Q should be .005/0.15 from the given you wrote out. Maybe that was the error?

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Re: 6N.17

Postby Uisa_Manumaleuna_3E » Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:04 pm

Your Q should be .005/.15, giving you the correct E(cell) to plug into the work equation.

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