L8 - Chemistry 15 Lecture 8 Reading Assignment: Chapter 14...

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Chemistry 15 February 20, 2008 L e c t u r e 8 Reading Assignment: Chapter 14 and 15 Electrode Potential and Galvanic Cells a) Electrode potential is an expression of electron energy b) Current flows because energetics are right (just like water in a waterfall) c) Redox reactions : reactions involving electron transfer: 42 33 Ce Fe Ce Fe ++ R electron is transferred from Fe 2+ to Ce 4+ Ce 4+ is an oxidizing agent (oxidant); it becomes reduced. Fe 2+ is a reducing agent (reductant); it becomes oxidized. Electron energy level in Fe 2+ is higher than that in
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