Problem: A voltaic cell is constructed with two Zn2 +   - Zn electrodes. The two cell compartments have [Zn2 +  ] = 1.8 M and [Zn2 +  ] = 1.60×10−2 M , respectively.For the cathode compartment, predict whether [Zn2 +  ] will increase, decrease, or stay the same as the cell operates.

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We are asked to determine if [Zn2+] will increase, decrease or stay the same in the cathode department in the voltaic cell given.

We have to determine the anode (oxidation) and cathode (reduction) reactions in the concentration cell.

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A voltaic cell is constructed with two Zn2 +   - Zn electrodes. The two cell compartments have [Zn2 +  ] = 1.8 M and [Zn2 +  ] = 1.60×10−2 M , respectively.

For the cathode compartment, predict whether [Zn2 +  ] will increase, decrease, or stay the same as the cell operates.

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