# Problem: A 1M solution of Cu ( NO3 )2 is placed in a beaker with a strip of Cu metal. A 1 M solution of SnSO4 is placed in a second beaker with a strip of Sn metal. A salt bridge connects the two beakers, and wires to a voltmeter link the two metal electrodes.What is the emf generated by the cell under standard conditions?

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We're asked to determine the emf generated by the cell under standard conditions

The cell contains 1 M solution of Cu(NO3)2 placed in a beaker with a strip of Cu metal with a salt bridge connecting to a 1 M solution of SnSO4 placed in a second beaker with a strip of Sn metal

Recall that E°cell  is the emf under standard conditions given by the equation:

$\overline{){\mathbf{E}}{{\mathbf{°}}}_{{\mathbf{cell}}}{\mathbf{=}}{\mathbf{E}}{{\mathbf{°}}}_{{\mathbf{cathode}}}{\mathbf{-}}{\mathbf{E}}{{\mathbf{°}}}_{{\mathbf{anode}}}}$

We can calculate for the standard emf, E°cell  using the following steps:

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A 1M solution of Cu ( NO3 )2 is placed in a beaker with a strip of Cu metal. A 1 M solution of SnSO4 is placed in a second beaker with a strip of Sn metal. A salt bridge connects the two beakers, and wires to a voltmeter link the two metal electrodes.

What is the emf generated by the cell under standard conditions?