# Worksheet: The Nernst Equation

In this worksheet, we will practice using the Nernst equation to calculate reduction potentials under nonstandard concentrations.

**Q1: **

A battery is dead when it has no cell potential. Consider a battery with the overall reaction: . The standard electrode potentials for the half-cells in this battery are given in the table.

Half-equation | ||
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Standard electrode potential, (V) |

To 2 significant figures, what is the value of when this battery is dead at 298.15 K?

- A
- B
- C
- D
- E

If a particular dead battery is found to have = 0.11 M, what is the concentration of silver ions?

- A M
- B M
- C M
- D 0.22 M
- E 0.11 M

**Q6: **

In the half-cells of an electrochemical cell, 1.00 M aqueous bromide ions are oxidized to 0.110 M bromine and 0.0230 M aluminum ions are reduced to aluminum metal. Using the standard electrode potentials shown in the table, calculate to 3 decimal places the cell potential for the cell at 298.15 K. Note that standard electrode potentials are measured using 1.00 M solutions of the reacting ions.

Half-Equation | ||
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Standard Electrode Potential, (V) |

**Q7: **

The half-cells of a galvanic cell consist of an aluminum electrode in a 0.0150 M aluminum nitrate solution and a nickel electrode in a 0.250 M nickel(II) nitrate solution. Using the standard electrode potentials shown in the table, calculate to 2 decimal places the cell potential for the galvanic cell at 298.15 K. Note that standard electrode potentials are measured using 1.00 M solutions of the reacting ions.

Half-Equation | ||
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Standard Electrode Potential, (V) |