## Galvanic Cells

$E_{cell} = E_{cell}^{\circ}-\frac{RT}{nF}\ln Q$

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### Galvanic Cells

Why do galvanic cells stop working after a period of time?

Priscilla Okaiteye
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### Re: Galvanic Cells

The cell stops working after a period of time because the reaction has stopped. That means that the reactants have all transformed.

Charles Hood Disc 1C
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### Re: Galvanic Cells

Eventually the reaction that occurs between the two sides will complete/ be at equilibrium.

Ethan Baurle 1A
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### Re: Galvanic Cells

Think of it like a battery being used up. After all of the reactants have gone to products, there is no more ability for it to create energy from the reaction.

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### Re: Galvanic Cells

It stops working because it reaches equilibrium.

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