6M 2

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6M 2

Postby MariaJohn1D » Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:44 am

For the equation deltaG= -nFE, why can’t you add up the E’s of both half reaction to get Ecell?

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Re: 6M 2

Postby madawy » Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:45 pm

Ecell should be E(cathode/reduced) - E(anode/oxidation). If the negatives worked out that way, there should be scenarios in which you could add the potentials of the half reactions to find the total potential

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Re: 6M 2

Postby Bella Townsend » Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:56 pm

In the overall reaction the electrons in the cathode and anode half reactions cancel out.

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