Problem: a. Label the anode and the cathode. Indicate the direction of electron flow. Label the terminals on the battery as positive or negative.b. Indicate the half-reaction occurring at Anode. Express your answer as a chemical equation. Identify all of the phases in your answer.c. Indicate the half-reaction occurring at Cathode. Express your answer as a chemical equation. Identify all of the phases in your answer.d. Calculate the minimum voltage necessary to drive the reaction. Express your answer using two significant figures.

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We’re given the following electrochemical cell:



Since a battery is given, this is an electrolytic cell, where a nonspontaneous process is occurring. Since the process is nonspontaneous, an outside energy source (battery) provides energy for it to occur.


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a. Label the anode and the cathode. Indicate the direction of electron flow. Label the terminals on the battery as positive or negative.

b. Indicate the half-reaction occurring at Anode. Express your answer as a chemical equation. Identify all of the phases in your answer.

c. Indicate the half-reaction occurring at Cathode. Express your answer as a chemical equation. Identify all of the phases in your answer.

d. Calculate the minimum voltage necessary to drive the reaction. Express your answer using two significant figures.

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