Problem: A voltaic cell is based on the reactionSn(s) + I2 (s)  →  Sn2 +  (aq) + 2I- (aq).Under standard conditions, what is the maximum electrical work, in joules, that the cell can accomplish if 76.0 g of Sn is consumed?

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We are asked to calculate the maximum electrical work for a voltaic cell. To do so, we need to do the following steps:

Step1: Write the balanced half-reactions occurring at the anode and the cathode.

Step 2: Determine the Ecell using the Nernst equation.

Step 3: Calculate the maximum electrical work.


The given chemical reaction is: 

Sn (s) + I2(s) Sn2+ (aq) + 2I- (aq)    


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A voltaic cell is based on the reaction
Sn(s) + I2 (s)  →  Sn2 +  (aq) + 2I- (aq).

Under standard conditions, what is the maximum electrical work, in joules, that the cell can accomplish if 76.0 g of Sn is consumed?

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