Electrode Potential


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Riya Sood 4G
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Electrode Potential

Postby Riya Sood 4G » Sun Feb 23, 2020 4:39 pm

When the value of the electrode potential is given, do we assume it is given for the electrode reduction potential or oxidation potential?

Sidharth D 1E
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Re: Electrode Potential

Postby Sidharth D 1E » Sun Feb 23, 2020 5:10 pm

Normally the electrode potentials are given as standard reduction potentials.

Adam Kramer 1A
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Re: Electrode Potential

Postby Adam Kramer 1A » Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:34 pm

The electrode potential is typically given in reduction potential. You would need to check signs to make sure you balance REDOX reaction correctly based on if the compound is reduced or oxidized.

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Re: Electrode Potential

Postby CosetteBackus_4F » Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:20 pm

Typically you would assume it is given for the reduction potential unless otherwise stated.

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Re: Electrode Potential

Postby 805097738 » Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:35 pm

the reduction potential. Once you determine which half reaction is oxidized, you change the sign of this potential.


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