Problem: Consider a fuel cell that uses the reaction of ethanol with oxygen to produce electricity, CH3CH2OH(l) + 3O2(g)  → 2CO2(g) + 3H2O(l) Use thermodynamic data to determine the value of E°cell for this cell at 25 °C.

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Consider a fuel cell that uses the reaction of ethanol with oxygen to produce electricity, 

CH3CH2OH(l) + 3O2(g)  → 2CO2(g) + 3H2O(l) 

Use thermodynamic data to determine the value of E°cell for this cell at 25 °C.

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