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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