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Why aren't cell potentials multiplied by coefficients?

  1. Feb 21, 2009 #1
    Explain why cell potentials are not multiplied by the coefficients in the balanced redox equation. (Use the relationship between delta G and cell potential to do this.)

    i know that cell potential is an intensive property but i don't know how to explain why you don't multiply the the cell potentials by the coeffients using delta G.
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  3. Feb 21, 2009 #2


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    Do you know the relationship you are asked to use?
  4. Feb 21, 2009 #3
    it doesn't specify in the question but i'm pretty sure you use the equation:

    delta G = -nFE

    n = moles of electrons transferred
    F = Faraday
    E = cell potential
  5. Feb 24, 2009 #4
    please help anyone
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