Problem: What is the net cell reaction for the iron-silver voltaic cell?

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To determine net cell reaction for the iron-silver voltaic cell:


Step 1: Determine cathode and anode from E° (refer to textbooks/online)

Ag+ (aq) + 1 e- → Ag(s)   E° = 0.80 V

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

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

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