If we run the electrolysis at say 3 v how much energy

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: cs at the thermodynamic cell potential, we usually need to operate at an “overpotential”, meaning that we need to run the reaction at a voltage above the thermodynamic limit. If we run the electrolysis at, say, 3 V, how much energy is wasted in the process per mole of water? c. An intermediate of water oxidation (or oxygen reduction) is hydrogen peroxide, H2O2. The reduction of hydrogen peroxide is shown below. What is...
View Full Document

This document was uploaded on 03/22/2014 for the course CHEM 160 at San Jose State University .

Ask a homework question - tutors are online