We’re being asked if the given redox reaction occurs spontaneously in the forward direction.
Reaction: Tl3 +(aq) + 2 Cr2 +(aq) → Tl+ (aq) + 2 Cr3+ (aq)
We will have to calculate for the E°red for the reduction of Tl3+(aq) to Tl+(aq).
A voltaic cell that uses the reaction
Tl3 + ( aq ) + 2 Cr2 + ( aq ) → Tl+ ( aq ) + 2Cr3 + ( aq )
has a measured standard cell potential of +1.19 V.
By using data from Appendix E, determine E°red for the reduction of Tl3+(aq) to Tl+(aq).
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