We are asked to find the **initial cell potential** in the voltaic cell given. We will use the **Nernst Equation** to calculate the cell potential. The Nernst Equation relates the concentrations of compounds and cell potential.

E_{cell} = cell potential under non-standard conditions

E°_{cell} = standard cell potential

n = number of e^{-} transferred

Q= reaction quotient = [products]/[reactants]

In the Nernst Equation, the **E****° _{cell} is needed** but only E

A voltaic cell consists of a Pb/ Pb^{2+} half-cell and a Cu/Cu^{2+} half-cell at 25°C. The initial concentrations of Pb^{2+} and Cu^{2+} are 0.0500 M and 1.50 M, respectively.

a. What is the initial cell potential?

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