Problem: Calculate the cell potential (Ecell) for the following lead concentration cell at 298 K.

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We are asked to find the cell potential (Ecell) for the following lead concentration cell given. 

We will use the Nernst Equation to calculate the cell potential. The Nernst Equation relates the concentrations of compounds and cell potential.

Ecell=E°cell-(0.0592 Vn)log Q

Ecell = cell potential under non-standard conditions
cell = standard cell potential
n = number of e- transferred
Q= reaction quotient = [products]/[reactants] 


In the Nernst Equation, the E°cell is needed but only Ecell was given. We have to determine the E°cell first and as well as the anode (oxidation) and cathode (reduction) in the concentration cell and the number of electrons transferred (n).

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Calculate the cell potential (Ecell) for the following lead concentration cell at 298 K.


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