Problem: Determine whether or not each redox reaction occurs spontaneously in the forward direction.d. 2 Al(s) + 3 Pb 2+(aq) → 2 Al 3+(aq) + 3 Pb(s) 

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We’re being asked if the given redox reaction occurs spontaneously in the forward direction.

Reaction:      2 Al(s) + 3 Pb2+(aq) → 2 Al3+(aq) + 3 Pb(s)


Recall that the greater the E°cell of a redox reaction, the more likely the reaction will occur (more spontaneous reaction)

E°cell > 0 spontaneous in the forward direction
E°cell < 0 nonspontaneous in the forward direction


We will have to calculate for the cell potential to determine the spontaneity of the redox reaction using the following steps:

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Determine whether or not each redox reaction occurs spontaneously in the forward direction.

d. 2 Al(s) + 3 Pb 2+(aq) → 2 Al 3+(aq) + 3 Pb(s)

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