dilutions and Ecell


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Sarah Blake-2I
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dilutions and Ecell

Postby Sarah Blake-2I » Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:54 pm

How does diluting a solution effect the Ecell value? This was a question on test 2.

Anika Chakrabarti 1A
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Re: dilutions and Ecell

Postby Anika Chakrabarti 1A » Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:03 pm

If it is a concentration cell, diluting the side with a lower concentration would increase the concentration difference between the anode and the cathode, causing the cell potential to increase.

Shivam Rana 1D
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Re: dilutions and Ecell

Postby Shivam Rana 1D » Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:17 pm

It depends on where the dilution takes place but diluting the cathode solution should decrease the cell potential.

Samuel Tzeng 1B
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Re: dilutions and Ecell

Postby Samuel Tzeng 1B » Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:36 pm

If it's a cathode solution (like on test 2) then diluting it will decrease cell potential

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Re: dilutions and Ecell

Postby Pegah Nasseri 1K » Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:28 pm

Remember that E˚(cell) = E˚(cathode) - E˚(anode). The greater the concentration difference between the cathode and anode, the greater your standard cell potential. If you dilute the cathode, you will decrease the cell potential because you are lowering the concentration of the cathode, lowering the concentration difference between the cathode and anode. Meanwhile, if you dilute the anode, you are making the anode concentration smaller which increases the concentration difference between the cathode and the anode, making the cell potential increase.

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Re: dilutions and Ecell

Postby SimranSangha4I » Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:53 pm

Well it really depends on where it is actually taking place but if it's in the side with a lower concentration would increase the concentration. In a cathode solution, it would decrease the cell potential.

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Re: dilutions and Ecell

Postby ValerieChavarin 4F » Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:09 am

It is important to note where the dilution is occurring as it will affect cell potential differently if it is in the cathode or anode. You can use E˚(cell) = E˚(cathode) - E˚(anode) to get a better understanding. When the cathode is diluted, cell potential decreases due to the lower cathode. Therefore, when the dilution occurs in the anode, the cell potential increases.

Charlene Datu 2E
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Re: dilutions and Ecell

Postby Charlene Datu 2E » Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:38 pm

Does this apply to both galvanic and concentration cells? Do the differences between these two types of cells affect the way a dilution affects the Ecell?

ramiro_romero
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Re: dilutions and Ecell

Postby ramiro_romero » Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:27 pm

Diluting the cathode solution decreases the value of the cell potential, while diluting the anode solution increases the value of the cell potential. This is because of the differences between the anode and cathode when finding Ecell=Ecathode-Eanode.


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