Given: Sn4+ + 2e- --->Sn2+ Estandard=+0.15V
For a galvanic cell under standard condition, which of the following anodic half reaction would produce at the cathode a spontaneous reduction of Sn4+ to Sn2+ but NOT Sn2+ to Sn.
Pb --> Pb2+ + 2e-
Sn2+ --> Sn4+ + 2e-
Pb + SO42- --> PbSO4 + 2e-
Sn --> Sn2+ + 2e-
Fe --> Fe3+ + 3e-
Ni --> Ni2+ + 2e-
The Attempt at a Solution
I found the oxidation potential for all of the above reactions:
For a spontaneous reaction, the Ecell has to be positive. I calculated the Ecell for each of those reactions with Sn4+ + 2e- --->Sn2+ Estandard=+0.15V and with Sn2+ + 2e---->Sn
I found that Pb --> Pb2+ + 2e-, Sn2+ --> Sn4+ + 2e-, and Fe --> Fe3+ + 3e- are the only three that produce a Ecell that is positive for Sn4+ to Sn2+ and NOT Sn2+ to Sn
but for Sn --> Sn2+ + 2e- reacting with Sn2+ + 2e---->Sn, the Ecell is obviously equation to zero, would that considered to be spontaneous??
can someone check if I am doing this right?
Thanks a lot =)