Chemistry (12th Edition)

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Chapter 21 - Electrochemistry - 21 Assessment: 58

Answer

The cell potential is a measure of the difference in potential for two half-cells. It is essentially a comparison of one half-cell to another half-cell to see how likely it is for a reaction to occur under normal circumstances. The cell potential for one half-cell cannot be determined because the calculating of standard reduction potentials require a reference electrode.

Work Step by Step

The cell potential is a measure of the difference in potential for two half-cells. It is essentially a comparison of one half-cell to another half-cell to see how likely it is for a reaction to occur under normal circumstances. The cell potential for one half-cell cannot be determined because the calculating of standard reduction potentials require a reference electrode.
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