## 6N 13

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

rachelle1K
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### 6N 13

6N.13 Calculate the reaction quotient, Q, for the following cell reactions, given the measured values of the cell potential. Balance the chemical equations by using the smallest whole-number coefficients. (a) Pt(s) Sn4+(aq),Sn2+(aq) Pb4+(aq),Pb2+(aq) C(gr), Ecell = +1.33 V.
I'm having a little trouble solving this problem. I know that we use the Nerst Equation, and therefore we must find E standard.

For the standard reduction potential, I got 1.67 for the cathode, and .15 for the anode. Therefore, the E standard is 1.52.

Next, I did 1.33-1.52= -.19

=(-.19(2))/(-.05916)=logQ
= 6.42 = logQ
$10^{6.42}=Q$

However, the answer key says Q= 10 ^6

What am I doing wrong?

Kylie Lim 4G
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### Re: 6N 13

The 0.19V should be divided by (RT/NF) which I got to be 0.012839. The result is 14.798 which is approximately 15.

Jason Wu 1E
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### Re: 6N 13

I got the same result as you... I'm not sure but based on previous posts for the same question they have said there is an error in the solutions manual. However, the answer that they got was also different which confuses me even more :/

Brooke Yasuda 2J
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### Re: 6N 13

I believe you forgot that the n value is equal to 2, not 1. So you would have t divide .05916 by 2 to get the correct answer

Ruby Richter 2L
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### Re: 6N 13

I don't understand how lnQ=15 gives you Q=10^6. Could someone explain?

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