General Chemistry Section 17 - Electrochemistry

General Chemistry Section 17 - Electrochemistry
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General Chemistry Lecture Notes -- for a typical seventeenth chapter ("section") of a high school chemistry course (AP, honors, regular) -or- college-level general chemistry course.

Excellent for instructors who like to write out their lecture notes on the board "as they teach"...


17-1 -- Oxidation-Reduction Reactions (Redox Reactions)

· A Typical Redox Reaction

· The Oxidizing Agent and the Reducing Agent

· Redox Half-Reactions

17-2 -- Redox Reactions and Electricity Generation

· Separating the Oxidizing Agent and the Reducing Agent

· Electrochemical Cells

17-2 -- Galvanic Cells

· Galvanic Cell Setup

· The Anode and the Cathode (“OIL RIG”)

· The Salt Bridge

· Measuring Voltage with a Voltmeter

17-4 -- Cell Potential (xcell)

· The Electromotive Force (emf)

· Calculating the Cell Potential

· Standard Reduction Potentials (x°cell)

17-5 -- Table of Standard Reduction Potentials

17-7 -- Line Notation to Describe an Electrochemical Cell

17-10 -- Inert Electrodes

· Platinum as an Inert Conductor

17-11 -- The Relationship between Free Energy and Cell Potential

· The Faraday Constant (F)

17-13 -- Concentration Cells

17-15 -- The Nernst Equation

· Non-standard Cell Potentials

17-17 -- Calculating the Equilibrium Constant for a Redox Reaction

17-18 -- Batteries

· Sources of Direct Current

· The Lead Storage Battery

· The Dry Cell Battery

17-21 -- Electrolysis

· Electrolytic Cells

· Reversal of Electron Flow

· Electrolytic Cells vs. Galvanic Cells

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