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Voltage for Redox Reaction

  1. Apr 8, 2010 #1
    For a reaction where the electric potential is positive, does there need to be something to provide voltage for the reaction to occur? Let's say E= 1.34V for the reaction. Do I need to connect the electrode terminals to a battery to provide 1.34V?
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Apr 8, 2010 #2
    Nope. As long as the reaction can occur spontaneously, the electrode terminals will have a potential.
     
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