Originally posted by AThousandYounghey....simple....Calculate the full wave potential and divide it by 2....
I am extremely frustrated. I am doing a lab report on electrochemistry and I cannot for the life of me figure out how to use E(1/2) to identify substances. How do I know what potential some reaction should appear at? For example, I know the "standard potential" of O2(g) + 4H+ + 4e- <=>2H2O = +1.229 V. This same textbook that gives me this informa ...[text shortened]... eak they show at ~-0.1 for the reduction of O2 to H2O2? (-0.1 - 0.22 ~ -0.3 =/= - 0.68 = - E^o).
Originally posted by AThousandYoungI hate chemistry, and labs in general with a burning passion. Next Semester's Chem Lab is gonna be the death of me.
STFU or I will smite thee.
I found out. Apparently it's standard potential minus electrode potential. I was using the wrong reaction apparently.
THANKS FOR NOTHING RHP!!!1!