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Voltage and standard reduction potential?

  1. Mar 24, 2014 #1
    We're doing electrochemistry this week and this concept confuses greatly. I know that voltage is the work per unit charge. And electrons move from high potential(is this voltage as well?) to low potential- what is meant by this by the way? How is this related to standard reduction potential? If electrons move from the anode(which I would assume is high potential), should it not have a higher potential(Eo) than the cathode? I know I'm mixing up a lot of concepts here but can anyone clear it up? Thank you.
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  3. Mar 25, 2014 #2


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    I suggest you ask the electron and potential part in the physics forum (if I move the thread there, we risk it will be bounced back :wink:). Once you get this part ready, we can get back to the standard reduction potential.
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