how concentration affects cell potential


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how concentration affects cell potential

Postby 705121606 » Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:50 pm

In the notes, we said that we could use le chatelier's principle in order to see how concentration affects cell potential. When the increase of a reactant was greater than 1.0m, then e cell> standard cell potential and when the increase of a product was greater than 1.0m, then e cell < standard cell potential. Can someone break this concept down for me

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Re: how concentration affects cell potential

Postby VPatankar_2L » Sat Feb 29, 2020 11:28 pm

A cell reaction with a positive cell potential has a strong tendency to take place and will result in more products at equilibrium. As a result, K will be larger than 1 when E*cell > 0. When a cell has negative cell potential, the reaction is less likely to take place thus generating fewer products at equilibrium. K will be less than 1 when E* cell < 0.



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