REDOX potential

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REDOX potential

Post by kotoreru » Thu May 03, 2007 3:45 pm

I wonder if anyone would kindly explain to me (in simple English) what this means? The Wikipedia article is not marvellous, and it's important I know this...

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Post by i_r_e_d » Thu May 03, 2007 8:58 pm

A Redox potential is kinda like the likeliness of how two solutions will exchange electrons to make power.

Its what happens in a battery, the Zinc will release a few electrons and the other metal(whatever it is) will accept them so they can try to basically kill themselves.

That battery will do what it takes until its voltage is 0. So the electrons will flow from one cell in the battery to the other and produce a current from the reduction and oxidation of the metals... Does this help?
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Post by kotoreru » Fri May 04, 2007 1:14 pm

Yes, actually that does help. Many thanks i_r_e_d :)
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Post by i_r_e_d » Fri May 04, 2007 6:06 pm

Your welcome!! chemistry is no fun...
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