Electrochemistry: Free Energy and Cell Potential Energy


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What is oxidation?

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1. Which of the following is true about a salt bridge?

2. What does a positive cell potential tell you?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Using this quiz and attached worksheet, you can evaluate how well you understand spontaneous chemical reactions that produce electrical energy. The quiz will also assess your understanding of concepts like oxidation and a salt bridge.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to:

  • Define oxidation
  • Define a salt bridge
  • Identify what is revealed by a positive cell potential
  • Identify the correct equation that links free energy and the cell potential
  • Apply the standard cell potential in a table

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on free energy and cell potential energy
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve cell potential practice problems
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding electrochemical cells

Additional Learning

To learn more about electrochemistry, review the accompanying lesson, Electrochemistry: Free Energy and Cell Potential Energy. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand that oxidation is loss, reduction is gain
  • Know how to divide reactions into two half-reactions
  • Define cell potential energy
  • Measure the cell potential energy