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Unformatted text preview: When the two half reactions at the cathode and anode of a cell (battery, fuel cell, etc.) are combined, the cell discharge reaction can be described. a) What is the half-reaction for electron production at the anode? b) What is the half-reaction for electron consumption at the cathode? c) What is the full cell discharge reaction?remember, water should be one of the reaction products. 4) The lead-acid battery uses lead and lead oxide as the two electrodes. The electrolyte is sulfuric acid. a) What is the anode and what is the cathode? b) Write down the half-reaction for electron production at the anode including sulfate ions b) Write down the half reaction for electron consumption at the cathode including sulfate ions c) Combine these two half reactions to form the full discharge reaction for the battery. 5) What are the benefits for having a solid electrolyte in a battery? If they are attractive what has prevented their use to date?...
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This note was uploaded on 02/28/2008 for the course ENGRI 1110 taught by Professor Giannelis during the Fall '07 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).
- Fall '07