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CHEM1011 - Resources for Week 12

Topics and Learning Outcomes

  • Electrochemistry
    •  relate the sign of the electrode potential to the direction of spontaneous change
    •  combine half cells to produce balanced redox reactions and to calculate cell potentials
    •  identify the species which are being oxidzied and those being reduced in a redox reaction
    •  write down the cell notation for a Galvanic cell including ones involving inert electrodes
    •  use the Nernst equation to calculate the effect of concentration on the cell potential
    •  relate the electrode potential and the reaction quotient
    •  relate the standard electrode potential and the equilibrium constant
  • Electrolytic Cells
    •  identify the processes and species formed at the anode and cathode of Galvanic and electrolytic cells
    •  identify the direction of electron flow in Galvanic and electrolytic cells
    •  identify what can be electroysed and the role of over-potential in the electrolysis of water and in the production of NaOH and Cl2
    •  use Faraday's Laws of Electrolysis to relate the amount of product to the electric current applied

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Introduction to Electrochemistry -  
  Balancing redox equations  
Tags: Redox equations  |  Contributed by Adam Bridgeman
  Redox Reactions and Cell Potentials  
Tags: redox | cell potentials | half cells  |  Contributed by Adam Bridgeman
  Redox reaction between Na(s) and H2O(l)  
Description: What happens when elemental sodium reacts with water?
Contributed by Kat Badiola
Electrochemistry -  
  Cell potentials  
Tags: Galvanic cells | voltaic clls  |  Contributed by Adam Bridgeman
  Electrochemical Cells (short video tutorial)  
Tags: Galvanic | voltaic | electrolytic  |  Contributed by Adam Bridgeman
  Galvanic cells  
Tags: Galvanic cells | voltaic cells  |  Contributed by Adam Bridgeman

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