## Consider a iron-silver voltaic cell that is constructed such that one half-cell consists of the iron, Fe, electrode immersed in a Fe(NO3)3 s

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Consider a iron-silver voltaic cell that is constructed such that one half-cell consists of the iron, Fe, electrode immersed in a Fe(NO3)3 solution, and the other half-cell consists of the silver, Ag, electrode immersed in a AgNO3 solution. The two electrodes are connected by a copper wire. The Fe electrode acts as the anode, and the Ag electrode acts as the cathode. To maintain electric neutrality, you add a KNO3 salt bridge separating the two half-cells. Use this information to solve Parts B, C, and D. Part B The half-cell is a chamber in the voltaic cell where one half-cell is the site of the oxidation reaction and the other half-cell is the site of the reduction reaction. Type the half-cell reaction that takes place at the anode for the iron-silver voltaic cell. Indicate the physical states of atoms and ions using the abbreviation (s), (l), or (g) for solid, liquid, or gas, respectively. Use (aq) for an aqueous solution. Do not include phases for electrons. Express your answer as a chemical equation.

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1 year 2021-09-03T16:17:55+00:00 1 Answers 0 views 0

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Explanation:

In the voltaic cell, energy is produced by spontaneous chemical reaction. One half cell functions as the anode (in this case it is the Fe/Fe^2+ half cell) while the other half cell functions as the cathode (in this case it is the the Ag/Ag^+ half cell).

At the anode;

Fe(s) —–> Fe^2+(aq) + 2e

At the anode;

2Ag^+(aq) + 2e ——> 2 Ag(s)

Overall cell equation;

Fe(s) + 2Ag^+(aq)  ——> Fe^2+(aq) + 2 Ag(s)