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Postby KeiannaPineda1B » Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:38 pm

Can someone please explain the relationship between work and cell potential? (wmax= -nFE)

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Re: Concepts

Postby Joseph Saba » Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:13 pm

Cell potential is also equivalent to the max amount of work that the battery can do.

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Re: Concepts

Postby Uisa_Manumaleuna_3E » Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:05 pm

the equation itself is explaining to us how the nature of a battery is, essentially.

if you want to know how much work (how much energy aka its potential power), then you have to consider three things - the max potential energy possible (E), faraday's constant (F, aka the charge of 1 mole of electrons) and how many electrons are present (n) - all three things that are part of the equation.

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Re: Concepts

Postby Chris Tai 1B » Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:38 pm

This can also be related to the spontaneity of a reaction. Given a redox reaction in a battery at a constant temperature and pressure, deltaG = -nFE, and for standard conditions, deltaGknot = -nFEknot. As stated, the "maximum cell potential is directly related to the free energy difference between reactants and products in the cell or redox reaction."

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