Problem: A voltaic cell is constructed with an Ag/Ag+ half-cell and a Pb/Pb2+ half-cell. The silver electrode is positive.(a) Write balanced half-reactions and the overall cell reaction.

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Step 1

Ag+ (aq) + e-  Ag (s)            E° = 0.80 V              reduction cathode

Pb2+ (aq) + 2 e-  Pb (s)       E° = -0.13 V             oxidation anode


Step 2

cathode: [Ag (s) → Ag+ (aq) + e-] x 2

anode:    Pb2+ (aq) + 2 e-  Pb (s)


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A voltaic cell is constructed with an Ag/Ag+ half-cell and a Pb/Pb2+ half-cell. The silver electrode is positive.

(a) Write balanced half-reactions and the overall cell reaction.

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