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

FREE Expert Solution

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

94% (394 ratings)
View Complete Written Solution
Problem Details

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

Frequently Asked Questions

What scientific concept do you need to know in order to solve this problem?

Our tutors have indicated that to solve this problem you will need to apply the Cell Notation concept. If you need more Cell Notation practice, you can also practice Cell Notation practice problems.

What professor is this problem relevant for?

Based on our data, we think this problem is relevant for Professor Davis' class at UCF.