Identifying Electrode Processes
This is an exercise is identifying the electrode reactions (and the particular species involved) for voltaic and elctrolytic cells. When you press "New Problem", a unbalanced cell reaction for either a voltaic or electrolytic cell will be described. You will be asked to identify a very specific species based upon the description of one of the electrode processes.
- Assume standard conditions and that all electrolyses are being driven in the nonspontaneous direction.
- If one of the reactions is not in your table, pressing "Display Potentials" will present a list half reactions used on this page. These are not presented a standard electrochemical series, so you may have to hunt a bit to find the reaction needed. The page can be printed for comvenience.
- Pressing the "Show Answer" will cause the correct answer to appear and you will no longer be able to submit an answer for that problem.