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Majors analytical chemistry, note set 5

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these notes include material for exam 3 on electrochemistry
Majors Analytical Chemistry
Dr. Amanda Morris
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Electrochemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Chemistry, Oxidation-Reduction, Redox reactions
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Date Created: 10/09/16
Note Set #5 – week 7 Analytical Chemistry ELECTROCHEMISTRY  Gibbs Free Energy: ΔG = ΔH – TΔS (units in kJ, kJ/mol, K, and J/K) o ΔH: change in enthalpy of rxn. o ΔS: change in entropy of rxn. 1 Joule = 1 Volt•1 Coulomb  ΔS = S productsS reactants o T: temperature in Kelvin  Work (W) = ΔE • q where “ΔE” is change in electric potential in volts (V) and “q” is charge in Coulombs (C) o q = nF where “n” is moles of electrons and “F” is Faraday Constant: 96,485 C/mol e o Therefore; W = nFΔE o Also, W = -ΔG; so ΔG = -nFΔE  Power (P) o Measured in (watts): 1 watt = 1 Joule/sec P = (ΔE • q) / sec  ΔE ????  ΔE • I  Power = Voltage x Current ???????????? P = ΔE • I  Resistance/Ohm’s Law o V = IR : electric potential (volts) = current (amps) x resistance (ohms) o Rearranging eqns. we know, we get a power eqn. as well; P = I R  Reduction potentials @ standard conditions: o Make sure when balancing half rxns. that elements, electrons, and charges all balance when applied to the net reaction o When writing standard reduction potentials (E°), always write half rxns as the reduction and use the value given. Do not change any signs, or flip any numbers. *** E°cell E° red- E°ox *** (Read as) The standard cell potential of a galvanic cell [a cell that produces a spontaneous electrochemical rxn] is calculated as: the std. reduction potential of the species being reduced minus the std. reduction potential of the species being oxidized. o This eqn. for a galvanic cell should always have the difference of the oxidant and the reductant be the largest, most positive value possible  Reduction potentials @ non-standard conditions: o Follow the same rules as std. state reactions o –RTln(K) = -nFE° cell  ** E° cell???????? ln ???? ** ???????? o Nernst Equation: ???????? E cell E°cell ???????????????? ????) Note Set #5 – week 7 Analytical Chemistry  Forming Galvanic Cells: half cells must be separated and connected by a salt bridge to maintain charge balance, and allow electron transfer o Notation for galvanic cells 3+ e.g.) A rxn of Al (aq) in 0.01M Al(NO ) wi3 3Br (l) i2 0.1M HBr using a Pt(s) electrode: Al(s)l(NO ) 3 30.01M)//HBr, (0.1M)/Br 2(l)Pt(s) o A / represents a phase change, // represents a salt bridge separating the two half rxns. Solid phase elements always go on the outside. o In galvanic cells, the left side is the species being oxidized, and acts as the anode o The right side species is being reduced and acts as the cathode  Calculating cell potentials in cells at non-std. conditions: ????.???????????? o Base 10 form of Nernst eqn: E cell E° cell ???????????? ????) ???? 1. Write out two half rxn eqns, and calculate the equilibrium quotient “Q” 2. Using std. reduction potentials of the half rxns, calculate the half-cell reduction potentials (E 1/2)for each half rxn at given conditions using one of Nernst’s eqns 3. Determine which rxn is the reduction and which is the oxidation 4. Using the calculated half-cell potentials, plug the values into the formula, E cell E red- E ox to calculate the cell potential 5. Using the E cell one can calculate the Gibb’s free energy of the cell, and determine if it is galvanic or electrolytic (spontaneous or non-spontaneous)


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