E potentials


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Alicia Lin 2F
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E potentials

Postby Alicia Lin 2F » Sat Feb 29, 2020 1:53 pm

Will E potentials always be given as reduction potentials, even on tests? Or could it possibly be given as an oxidation potential? Some sources online use oxidation potentials instead. Is this something I should carefully pay attention to on tests?

Minh Ngo 4G
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Re: E potentials

Postby Minh Ngo 4G » Sat Feb 29, 2020 1:54 pm

It will always be given for reduction

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Re: E potentials

Postby 205405339 » Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:03 pm

it will always be given as reduction as it allows for easy comparison to determine what will be oxidized and what will be reduced based the voltage value for the reduction reaction

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Re: E potentials

Postby Rebekah Alfred 1J » Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:30 pm

One of the UAs said that the values that will be given to us will be reduction potentials, not oxidation potentials.

Lauren Tanaka 1A
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Re: E potentials

Postby Lauren Tanaka 1A » Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:32 pm

I think the reduction potentials will always be given for calculating Ecell. However, I do think that it is possible for them to give the E of oxidation and then you would have to do Ecell = Ecathode + Eanode.

Daria MacAuslan 1H
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Re: E potentials

Postby Daria MacAuslan 1H » Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:14 pm

I think that the only way we have been learning and the only way they do it in the textbook is in terms of reduction potentials, so that's probably what we should pay attention to


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