Redox Reactions: Electrochemical Cells – advanced version
Part of a comprehensive 9-part series exploring the chemistry of both galvanic and electrolytic cells, and their many important applications.
Reviews basic redox chemistry principles, including energy conversion in the Daniell cell. We see how a galvanic cell is constructed and tested, and how you develop half-cell equations.
The electrochemical series is explained: what it is, its uses, and the limitations of predictions based on the series.
- key redox chemistry principles (quick recap)
- the Daniell cell: how it converts chemical energy into electricity
- constructing and testing a cell
- writing half-cell equations
- the electrochemical series: how it works, and how it can be used to predict redox reaction products
- limitations of predictions
Chemistry Consultant: Warren Moseley (Co-author, Heinnemann Chemistry 2; former member VCAA Chemistry Standing C’tee).
|Year levels||Senior Secondary - Tertiary|