Chemistry: The Molecular Nature of Matter and Change 7th Edition

Published by McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 10: 007351117X
ISBN 13: 978-0-07351-117-7

Chapter 21 - Problems: 21.23

Answer

See explanation below.

Work Step by Step

Voltaic cell will not operate unless the two compartments are connected through an external circuit. The redox reaction will not generate electrical energy unless the reducing and oxidizing reagents are physically separated. In order to generate electricity, we need to force electrons via an external circuit.
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