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After completing this activity, students will be able to:

  • Recall basic concepts about redox chemistry
    • Identifying oxidation and reduction
    • Identify the oxidizing and reducing agent in a redox reaction
  • Interpret the relative magnitudes of standard reduction potentials
  • Identify the cathode and anode in an electrochemical cell
  • Calculate the standard potential difference of an electrochemical cell
  • Decipher line notation representing an electrochemical cell
  • Apply the Nernst equation to nonstandard conditions
  • Relating potentials across multiple reference electrodes

Kate Mullaugh, College of Charleston (

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