Test 2 #6 b

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Test 2 #6 b

Postby Julia Holsinger_1A » Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:05 pm

For question 6 part b) How will each of the following changes affect the cell potential:
i) adding 100 mL pure water to cathode solution
ii) halving the mass of anode electrode

I am a bit confused with i) and how the cell potential would decrease when adding 100mL of water into the solution because in the equation it doesn't deal with volume so I would have thought it doesn't change. Could someone explain why it decreases.

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Re: Test 2 #6 b

Postby JChen_2I » Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:08 pm

If you add water, the volume goes up causing the concentration to go down. Concentration does affect cell potential as shown in the Nernst equation.

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