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The +3 oxidation state is the only stable one in environments in which the oxidation level is controlled by atmospheric O 2 . This is the reason the Earth’s crust contains iron oxides, which developed only after the appearance of green plants which are the source of O 2 . Iron is attacked by H + to form H 2 and Fe(II); the latter then reacts with O 2 to form the various colored Fe(III) oxides that constitute “rust”. Numerous other species such as oxides and hydrous oxides are not shown.
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JAMES CLERK MAXWELL immediately saw this as evidence for the “molecule of electricity”, but the world would not be receptive to the concept of the electron until the end of the century.The connection between chemistry and electricity is a very old one, going back to Alessandro Volta's discovery, in 1793, that electricity could be produced by placing two dissimilar metals on opposite sides of a moistened paper.
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[With higher knowledge of these different properties and changes, we receive a better understanding of the nature of different samples of matter that exist. Using the components of composition and properties, we have the ability to distinguish one sample of matter from the others.] Answers:1)chemical change 2)chemical property, physical change 3) physical change 4)physical property 5)All of the above 6) chemical 7) False 8) True 9) No 10) physical property
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The reactants are displayed on the left side of the equation and the products are shown on the right, with the separation of either a single or double arrow that signifies the direction of the reaction. If we know how many moles of Na we start out with, we can use the ratio of 2 moles of NaCl to 2 moles of Na to determine how many moles of NaCl were produced or we can use the ration of 1 mole of H2 to 2 moles of Na to convert to NaCl.
http://chemwiki.ucdavis.edu/Analytical_Chemistry/Chemical_Reactions/Stoichiometry_and_Balancing_Reactions
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What makes the difference between what happens as a result of this mixture is the solubility of the substance, which is the upper limit of the concentration of the solute. The function of precipitation is to lower the concentration of the solute to the saturated level in order to make the solution more stable. We need to look at the products of the reaction, and if either one of the substances that formed as a result of the reaction are insoluble, a precipitate will form.
http://chemwiki.ucdavis.edu/Analytical_Chemistry/Chemical_Reactions/Properties_of_Matter/Solubility_Rules
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The placement of the metal in the Galvanic Series will contribute to its likelihood of corrosion; the higher a metal in the Galvanic Series the less likely it is to corrode. Typically, the metal that is lower on the Galvanic Series will act as the anode and corrode faster than without the presence of the second metal, while the second metal gains a stronger resistance to corrosion.
http://chemwiki.ucdavis.edu/Analytical_Chemistry/Electrochemistry/Case_Studies/Corrosion
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The greater the E° cell of a reaction the greater the driving force of electrons through the system, the more likely the reaction will proceed (more spontaneous). *If the E° values of the reaction is negative, then the reaction is NOT spontaneous and therefore the reverse reaction is occuring and the electrons are flowing in the opposite direction.
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If we draw an analogy to a waterfall, the voltage would represent the height of the waterfall: the higher it is, the more potential energy the water has by virtue of its distance from the bottom of the falls, and the more energy it will possess as it hits the bottom. Then current represents how much water was going over the edge of the falls each second . Resistance refers to any obstacles that slows down the flow of water over the edge of the falls (e.g.
http://chemwiki.ucdavis.edu/Analytical_Chemistry/Electrochemistry/Voltage%2C_Amperage_and_Resistance_Basics
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The equation above indicates that the electrical potential of a cell depends upon the reaction quotient $$Q$$ of the reaction. As a result, the cell potential continues to decrease and when the cell potential drops down to 0, the concentration of reactants and products stops changing. The equation above indicates that the equilibrium constant K eq is proportional to the standard potential of the reaction.
http://chemwiki.ucdavis.edu/Analytical_Chemistry/Electrochemistry/Nernst_Equation
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Cell potential if a cell at standard conditions can be obtained by the equation: E ° CELL = E ° CAT - E ° AN. As demonstrated by this equation, determining the electrochemical potential of electrochemical cells under non-standard conditions is almost identical to the process of finding the electrochemical cells under standard conditions. The voltage of the equation above is actually +1.676V since we would be looking at the standard OXIDATION potential (the equation above is an oxidation one).
http://chemwiki.ucdavis.edu/Analytical_Chemistry/Electrochemistry/Voltaic_Cells/Electrochemical_Cells_under_Nonstandard_Conditions
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