Dilution and cell potential

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Dilution and cell potential

Postby 104822659 » Wed Feb 15, 2017 2:08 pm

How will diluting the concentration of the anode increase the cell potential?

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Re: Dilution and cell potential

Postby Claudette_Contr_3I » Wed Feb 15, 2017 3:30 pm

cell potential is related to concentrations of reactants and products through the Nerst equation. This equation contains the reaction quotient Q, so when you dilute anode, the Q decreases turning the -(RT/nF)lnQ into a positive number.


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