Electrochemistry Tutorial: Galvanic Cells and the Nernst Equation >> Step 1: Investigating redox reactions
Electrochemistry: Galvanic Cells and the Nernst Equation
Step 1: - Investigating redox reactions of some metals and solutions of metal salts
Electrochemistry is often defined as the study of interchange of chemical and electrical energy. In this step we will investigate one aspect of this process: the generation of an electrical current from a spontaneous oxidation-reduction (redox) reaction.
In this step, we will investigate redox reactions between metals and salt solutions. The following movie shows an experiment that tells us whether there is a redox reaction between a metal (Zn) and a metal ion (Cu2+).
The following activity shows the results of a number of experiments similar to that carried out in the above movie. From the results of these experiments, you will:
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