Pressure


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Bilal Pandit 1J
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Pressure

Postby Bilal Pandit 1J » Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:50 pm

Why does pressure matter for an electrolytic cell? Since they are all concentrations or solids, why would it matter what the pressure is?

Brian Tangsombatvisit 1C
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Re: Pressure

Postby Brian Tangsombatvisit 1C » Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:05 pm

For cells that involve gases, such as hydrogen gas or chlorine gas, the pressure of these species matters. In these cases, the partial pressures of gases would probably be used over concentrations. Depending on the partial pressures, E would differ because of the nernst equation, E = Enot - (RT/NF)lnQ

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Re: Pressure

Postby nicole-2B » Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:42 pm

Brian Tangsombatvisit 1C wrote:For cells that involve gases, such as hydrogen gas or chlorine gas, the pressure of these species matters. In these cases, the partial pressures of gases would probably be used over concentrations. Depending on the partial pressures, E would differ because of the nernst equation, E = Enot - (RT/NF)lnQ

Thank you for this explanation!!


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