This is a single 4-page worksheet with problems that provides students practice with drawing and analyzing galvanic (or commonly called voltaic or electrochemical) cells, and calculating the standard reduction potential (Ecell) or voltage using the table of Standard Reduction Potentials. In addition, several problems are provided where students will need to calculate the potential (voltage) under non-standard conditions, using the Nernst equation. Though the AP curriculum framework states that the Nernst equation is “beyond the scope of this course,” its concepts are described in the curriculum framework itself. A 2015 free response question was best answered with a working knowledge of the Nernst equation.
Answer key is included.
The download includes a handout master (.pdf) that includes a table of Standard Reduction Potentials (2 versions), one worksheet, and answer key.
This product is designed to help students prepare for the following learning objectives:
•Learning Objective 3.8:
The student is able to identify redox reactions and justify the identification in terms of electron transfer.
•Learning Objective 3.12:
The student can make qualitative or quantitative predictions about galvanic or electrolytic reactions based on half-cell reactions and potentials and/ or Faraday’s laws.
•Learning Objective 3.13:
The student can analyze data regarding galvanic or electrolytic cells to identify properties of the underlying redox reactions.
While designed specifically for AP Chemistry, this product is also useful for any level of chemistry that covers oxidation-reduction reactions (regular, honors, IB, college).
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