Chemistry 15February 20, 2008Lecture8Reading Assignment: Chapter 14 and 15Electrode Potential and Galvanic Cellsa)Electrode potential is an expression of electron energy b) Currentflows because energetics are right (just like water in a waterfall)c) Redox reactions: reactions involving electron transfer: 4233CeFeCeFe++Relectron is transferred from Fe2+to Ce4+Ce4+is an oxidizing agent (oxidant); it becomes reduced. Fe2+is a reducing agent (reductant); it becomes oxidized. Electron energylevel in Fe2+is higher than that in
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