Problem: Using standard reduction potentials (Appendix E in the textbook), calculate the standard emf for each of the following reactions.Ni(s) + 2Ce4 +  (aq)  →  Ni2 +  (aq) + 2Ce3 +  (aq).

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We’re being asked to determine the standard emf (E°cell) of the given reaction

Balanced Reaction:      Ni(s) + 2 Ce4+(aq) → Ni2+(aq) + 2 Ce3+(aq)


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Using standard reduction potentials (Appendix E in the textbook), calculate the standard emf for each of the following reactions.

Ni(s) + 2Ce4 +  (aq)  →  Ni2 +  (aq) + 2Ce3 +  (aq).

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