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Finding pH of solution knowing E°...

  1. Aug 27, 2015 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    The pair Ni2+/Ni has E°=-0.25V. Find the minimum pH of the sulution so that a nickel bar immersed in it, doesn't produce hydrogen.

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
    This problem doesn't make any sense to me. Maybe there is a cell in which the following reaction occurs:
    2H+ + Ni ---> Ni2+ + H2

    I thought I could use something like the Nernts equation but I don't know [Ni2+].

    I need some guidance. Thank you.
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  3. Aug 27, 2015 #2


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    You don't need concentration of Ni2+ if the potential is given. Actually even the identity of the metal doesn't matter.
  4. Aug 27, 2015 #3
    Ok, this is what I get:

    -0.0591/2 * log( 1/[H+]2 ) + 0.25 < 0 [the reaction does not occur and hydrogen is not produced]
    pH > 8.46
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