Problem: Calculate the standard cell potential given the following standard reduction potentials:Al3+ + 3e− → Al; E° = −1.66 VAg+ + e− → Ag; E° = + 0.799 VE°cell = ____ V

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We're going to calculate the cell potential using the following steps:

Step 1. Identify the oxidation half-reaction (anode) and the reduction half-reaction (cathode)

Step 2. Calculate E°cell.


Step 1Identify the oxidation half-reaction (anode) and the reduction half-reaction (cathode)

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Calculate the standard cell potential given the following standard reduction potentials:

Al3+ + 3e → Al; E° = −1.66 V

Ag+ + e → Ag; E° = + 0.799 V

E°cell = ____ V

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