Problem: Consider these two entries from a fictional table of standard reduction potentials.X2+ + 2e- →  X(s)    E = 1.85 VY2+ + 2e- => Y(s)    E = 0.39 VWhich pair of species would react under standard conditions?_X and Y2+_X2+ and Y_X2+ and Y2+_X and Y

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We are asked which pair of species would react under standard conditions.


X2+ + 2e- →  X(s)    E = 1.85 V

Y2+ + 2e- → Y(s)    E = 0.39 V


↑ E → reduced → maintain the reaction

  • Then reverse the other. 
  • Combined the reactions. 


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Consider these two entries from a fictional table of standard reduction potentials.

X2+ + 2e- →  X(s)    E = 1.85 V

Y2+ + 2e- => Y(s)    E = 0.39 V

Which pair of species would react under standard conditions?

_X and Y2+

_X2+ and Y

_X2+ and Y2+

_X and Y

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