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*Pt is the electrode used in the cell and it is inert (doesn’t participate in the reaction) so it will not be part of the reaction equation
Anode Reaction: Mn(s) → Mn2+(aq)
Cathode Reaction: ClO2(g) → ClO2-(aq)
Write the overall balanced equation for the reaction:
Mn(s)|Mn2+(aq) ∥ ClO2(g)|ClO−2(aq) | Pt(s)
Then calculate E°cell.
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