Following two reactions can occur at cathode in the electrolysis of aqueous sodium chloride:Na+ + e– → Na(s) 2H2O(l) + 2r → H2(g) + 2OH–(aq)E°red = – 0.83 VWhich reaction takes place preferentially and why? from Chemistry Electrochemistry Class 12 Nagaland Board
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Following two reactions can occur at cathode in the electrolysis of aqueous sodium chloride:
Na+ + e → Na(s) 2H2O(l) + 2r → H2(g) + 2OH(aq)
red = – 0.83 V
Which reaction takes place preferentially and why?

Answer:

We know from electrochemical series and the standard reduction electrode potential that higher the reduction potential of a species, there is increasing tendency for its reduction to occur. Here, the standard reduction potential of water is greater than that of sodium ion, so reduction of water takes place in preference to that of sodium ion and H
2 is liberated at cathode.
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How would you determine the standard electrode potential of the system Mg2+/Mg?

Answer:

Use standard hydrogen electrode as anode and Mg2+ | Mg as a cathode we can measure the standard electrodepotential of systemMg2+ | Mg. Standard hydrogen electrode, represented by Pt(s), H2(g) (1 atm) | H+ (aq) and dip the electrode of Magnesium wire in a 1M MgSO4 solution .The standard hydrogen electrode is always zero.
Use formula
Eocell = Eo right  – Eoleft
The standard hydrogen electrode is always zero.
So that the value of
Eoleft =0
Hence
Eocell = Eo Mg|Mg2+
Or
Eo Mg|Mg2+= Eocell
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Calculate the potential of hydrogen electrode in contact with a solution whose pH is 10.

Answer:

For hydrogen electrode, ,
given that      pH = 10
use formula [H+] = 10–pH
so that  [H+] = 10−10 M
Electrode reaction will
H+  + e –  →1/2 H2
Use the formula


EH+/H2  = EoH+/H2 - RTnFlnH2[H+]2              = 0-8.314×2982×96500ln IH+2              = 0.05915 log [H+]              =-0.05915 pH             =-0.05915 × 10 =- 0.59 V
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Calculate the emf of the cell in which the following reaction takes place:
Ni(s) + 2Ag+ (0.002 M)  Ni2+ (0.160 M) + 2Ag(s)
Given that EoCell = 1.05 V

Answer:

Ni(s)+2Ag+(aq)Ni2+(aq)+2As(s)
Ecell = Eocell + RT2FlnAg+(aq)2Ni2+ (aq)
or      Ecell = Eocell+0.0592 logAg+(aq)2Ni2+ (aq)
 
The equation is also written as

or    Ecell = Eocell-0.0592logNi2+(aq)Ag+ (aq)2         = 1.05 V - 0.0295 log 0.1600.002  

= 1.05 V – 0.0295 x log 80

= 1.05 V – 0.0295 x 1.9031

= 1.05 V – 0.056 = 0.99 V.

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Can you store copper sulphate solutions in a Zinc pot?

Answer:

No. Because zinc is more reactive than copper and thus holes will be developed in zinc pot.

Cu2+(aq) + Zn(s) → Zn2+ (aq) + Cu(s)
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Consult the table of standard electrode potentials and suggest three substance that can oxidize ferrous ions under suitable conditions.

Answer:


oxidation of ferrous ion means :

Fe2+--> Fe3+ +e-EFe3+Fe2+0 = 0.77V
Any substance which standard electrode potential is more than that of Fe+3 /F+2 can oxidise ferrous ions. 
(refer to the table given in book)

The EMF of the substance whose reduction potentials greater than 0.77V will oxidised ferrous ion.
for example Br2, Cl2,and F2 .

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