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Handout_L10_CellPote - Lecture 10 Ecell and G Reading Zuhdahl 11.3 Outline Ecell and work Ecell and G Ecell and work We saw in Lecture 9 how to

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Lecture 10: cell and G • Reading: Zuhdahl: 11.3 • Outline –E° cell and work –E° cell and G cell and work • We saw in Lecture 9 how to construct a galvanic electrochemical cell that was capable of generating a flow of electrons. • This flow of electrons (current) can be used to perform work on the surroundings. cell and work (cont.) • From the definition of electromotive force (emf): • In English: 1 J of work is done when 1 C of charge is transferred between a potential difference of 1 V. Volt = work (J)/charge (C) cell and work (cont.) • Recall, we have a system-based perspective such that work done by the system is negative : cell = - w/q w = work q = charge (not heat) • Rearranging: qE° cell = - w • An example: What is the amount of work that is done by a galvanic cell in which 1.5 moles of electrons are passed between a potential of 2 V?
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This note was uploaded on 01/18/2012 for the course CHEM 152A taught by Professor Chiu during the Winter '12 term at University of Washington.

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Handout_L10_CellPote - Lecture 10 Ecell and G Reading Zuhdahl 11.3 Outline Ecell and work Ecell and G Ecell and work We saw in Lecture 9 how to

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