Lecture 25: Oxidation/Reduction

author: Catherine L. Drennan, Department of Chemistry, Center for Future Civic Media, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT
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I. Electrochemical Cells

A. Battery

B. Anode (oxidation)

C. Cathode (reduction)

D. Faraday’s Law

E. Electrodes

1. Pt electrode

2. Hydrogen electrode

II. Relationship Between Cell Potential (ΔEcell) and Gibbs Free Energy

A. Standard states and cell potentials

1. ΔG°cell

2. ΔE°cell

3. Galvanic cell

4. Electrolytic cell

B. Standard reduction potential, E°

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