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Finding which of two metals in an electrochemical cell reduces

  1. Feb 12, 2008 #1
    For an electrochemical cell containing two metals how do I figure out which one reduces and which one oxidizes using standard reduction potentials? Thank you very much for the help.
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  3. Feb 13, 2008 #2


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    Study from a General Chemistry textbook. The principles will be well explained.
  4. Feb 13, 2008 #3
    the species having the more positive standard reduction potential is the oxidizing agent.

    the greater the value, the more feasible is the reaction.
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