Problem: Calculate the half-cell potential for the reaction: Fe3+(aq) + 3e- → Fe(s). Show all work and circle your final answer.

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For this problem, we have to calculate for the cell potential of the reaction:

Fe3+(aq) + 3e- → Fe(s).


This particular reaction appears to be the overall reaction of the two reduction reactions:

(1) Fe3+ (aq) + e- → Fe2+ (aq)                 E° = +0.77 V

(2) Fe2+ (aq) + 2e- → Fe(s)                     E° = -0.45 V

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Calculate the half-cell potential for the reaction: Fe3+(aq) + 3e- → Fe(s). Show all work and circle your final answer.

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