Problem: Using a table of standard reduction potentials, determine the best answer to the following questions.Standard Potentials found here: https://sites.google.com/site/chempendix/potentialsWhich of the following reagents would oxidize Cu to Cu2+, but not F- to F2?- Br-- Co2+- Ca2+- Br2- Ca- Co

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If the E°cell is lower, then E°cell of Cr and Pb can be reduced/cannot be oxidized. 

Cu/Cu2+  → E°cell = 0.345 V

F-/F2  → E°cell = 2.866 V

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Br-, Ca and Co are reduced form so these cannot be OA anymore

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Using a table of standard reduction potentials, determine the best answer to the following questions.

Standard Potentials found here: https://sites.google.com/site/chempendix/potentials

Which of the following reagents would oxidize Cu to Cu2+, but not F- to F2?

- Br-

- Co2+

- Ca2+

- Br2

- Ca

- Co

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