Problem: Indicate whether each of the following statements is true or false.If you double the concentrations of reagents in a voltaic cell, you will double the voltage obtainable.

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We have to determine if the voltage of a voltaic cell can be doubled by doubling the concentrations inside it.


To solve this problem, we will consider a hypothetical half-reaction where a cation M+ gains an electron to form neutral M.

M+(aq) + e- → M(s)

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Indicate whether each of the following statements is true or false.

If you double the concentrations of reagents in a voltaic cell, you will double the voltage obtainable.

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