Problem: Current is applied to an aqueous solution of sodium bromide.What is produced at the cathode?What is produced at the anode?

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Given: NaBr → Na+ + Br


For the cathode: Possible reactions:

Na+(aq) + e → Na(s); E° = –2.71 V

2 H2O + 2 e → H2 + 2 OH; E° = –0.828 V

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Current is applied to an aqueous solution of sodium bromide.

What is produced at the cathode?

What is produced at the anode?

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