Problem: Co(s) → Co3+(aq) + 3e- (Anode)Ag+(aq) + e- → Ag(s) (Cathode)What is the net cell reaction for the cobalt-silver voltaic cell?Express your answer as a chemical equation. Please include if it is (aq), (l), (s), or (g).

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Get the overall reaction by balancing the number of electrons transferred then adding the oxidation half-reaction and reduction half-reaction.

lose electrons  oxidation → anode

gain electrons  reduction → cathode

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Co(s) → Co3+(aq) + 3e- (Anode)

Ag+(aq) + e- → Ag(s) (Cathode)

What is the net cell reaction for the cobalt-silver voltaic cell?

Express your answer as a chemical equation. Please include if it is (aq), (l), (s), or (g).

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