Problem: Consider the following reaction: 2 Fe 2+ (aq) + Cu 2+ (aq)      →       2 Fe  3+ (aq) + Cu (s) Given the following data of reduction potentials: Fe3+ + e –      →       Fe 2+                                              E °  = 0.77 Volts Cu2+ (aq) + 2 e –       →      Cu (s)                                 E °  = 0.34 Volts  Which of the following is a false statement? a) When calculating the cell potential, the coefficients are not taken into account. b) At equilibrium the cell voltage is zero. c) Cu2+ is the oxidizing agent. d) The cell potential for this reaction is 1.11 Volts.

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Consider the following reaction:

2 Fe 2+ (aq) + Cu 2+ (aq)      →       2 Fe  3+ (aq) + Cu (s)

Given the following data of reduction potentials:

Fe3+ + e       →       Fe 2+                                              E °  = 0.77 Volts

Cu2+ (aq) + 2 e       →      Cu (s)                                 E °  = 0.34 Volts

Which of the following is a false statement?

a) When calculating the cell potential, the coefficients are not taken into account.

b) At equilibrium the cell voltage is zero.

c) Cu2+ is the oxidizing agent.

d) The cell potential for this reaction is 1.11 Volts.

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