2 Chapter Goals Electrical Conduction Electrodes Electrolytic Cells The Electrolysis of Molten Potassium ChlorideThe Electrolysis of Aqueous Potassium ChlorideThe Electrolysis of Aqueous Potassium SulfateFaraday’s Law of ElectrolysisCommercial Applications of Electrolytic Cells
3 Voltaic or Galvanic Cells Standard Electrode Potentials Chapter GoalsVoltaic or Galvanic CellsThe Construction of Simple Voltaic CellsThe Zinc-Copper CellThe Copper-Silver CellStandard Electrode PotentialsThe Standard Hydrogen ElectrodeThe Zinc-SHE CellThe Copper-SHE CellUses of Standard Electrode Potentials
4 Chapter Goals Standard Electrode Potentials for Other Half-Reactions CorrosionCorrosion ProtectionEffect of Concentrations (or Partial Pressures) on Electrode PotentialsThe Nernst EquationUsing Electrohemical Cells to Determine ConcentrationsThe Relationship of Eocell to Go and K
6 ElectrochemistryElectrochemical reactions are oxidation-reduction reactions.The two parts of the reaction are physically separated.The oxidation reaction occurs in one cell.The reduction reaction occurs in the other cell.There are two kinds electrochemical cells.Electrochemical cells containing in nonspontaneous chemical reactions are called electrolytic cells.Electrochemical cells containing spontaneous chemical reactions are called voltaic or galvanic cells.
7 Electrical Conduction Metals conduct electric currents well in a process called metallic conduction.In metallic conduction there is electron flow with no atomic motion.In ionic or electrolytic conduction ionic motion transports the electrons.Positively charged ions, cations, move toward the negative electrode.Negatively charged ions, anions, move toward the positive electrode.
8 ElectrodesThe following convention for electrodes is correct for either electrolytic or voltaic cells:The cathode is the electrode at which reduction occurs.The cathode is negative in electrolytic cells and positive in voltaic cells.The anode is the electrode at which oxidation occurs.The anode is positive in electrolytic cells and negative in voltaic cells.
9 ElectrodesInert electrodes do not react with the liquids or products of the electrochemical reaction.Two examples of common inert electrodes are graphite and platinum.
10 Electrolytic CellsElectrical energy is used to force nonspontaneous chemical reactions to occur.The process is called electrolysis.Two examples of commercial electrolytic reactions are:The electroplating of jewelry and auto parts.The electrolysis of chemical compounds.
11 Electrolytic Cells Electrolytic cells consist of: A container for the reaction mixture.Two electrodes immersed in the reaction mixture.A source of direct current.
12 The Electrolysis of Molten Potassium Chloride Liquid potassium is produced at one electrode.Indicates that the reaction K+() + e- K() occurs at this electrode.Is this electrode the anode or cathode?Gaseous chlorine is produced at the other electrode.Indicates that the reaction 2 Cl- Cl2(g) + 2 e- occurs at this electrode.
13 The Electrolysis of Molten Potassium Chloride Diagram of this electrolytic cell.Porous barriere-K+ + e- K()cathode reaction2Cl- Cl2 (g) + 2e-anode reactionGenerator-sourceof DC- electrode+ electrodemolten KCl
14 The Electrolysis of Molten Potassium Chloride The nonspontaneous redox reaction that occurs is:
15 The Electrolysis of Molten Potassium Chloride In all electrolytic cells, electrons are forced to flow from the positive electrode (anode) to the negative electrode (cathode).
16 The Electrolysis of Aqueous Potassium Chloride In this electrolytic cell, hydrogen gas is produced at one electrode.The aqueous solution becomes basic near this electrode.What reaction is occurring at this electrode? You do it!Gaseous chlorine is produced at the other electrode.These experimental facts lead us to the following nonspontaneous electrode reactions:
17 The Electrolysis of Aqueous Potassium Chloride Battery, a sourceof direct currente- flow- electrode+ electrodeaqueous KClCl2 gasH2 gas+ pole of battery- pole of batteryCell diagram2 H2O + 2e- H2 (g) + 2 OH-cathode reaction2Cl- Cl2 (g) + 2e-anode reaction
18 The Electrolysis of Aqueous Potassium Sulfate In this electrolysis, hydrogen gas is produced at one electrode.The solution becomes basic near this electrode.What reaction is occurring at this electrode?You do it!Gaseous oxygen is produced at the other electrodeThe solution becomes acidic near this electrode.These experimental facts lead us to the following electrode reactions:
20 The Electrolysis of Aqueous Potassium Sulfate Battery, a sourceof direct currente- flow- electrode+ electrodeaqueous K2SO4O2 gasH2 gas+ pole of battery- pole of batteryCell diagram2 H2O + 2e- H2 (g) + 2 OH-cathode reaction2H2O O2 (g) + 4H+ + 4e-anode reaction
21 Electrolytic CellsIn all electrolytic cells the most easily reduced species is reduced and the most easily oxidized species is oxidized.
22 Counting Electrons: Coulometry and Faraday’s Law of Electrolysis Faraday’s Law - The amount of substance undergoing chemical reaction at each electrode during electrolysis is directly proportional to the amount of electricity that passes through the electrolytic cell.A faraday is the amount of electricity that reduces one equivalent of a species at the cathode and oxidizes one equivalent of a species at the anode.
23 Counting Electrons: Coulometry and Faraday’s Law of Electrolysis A coulomb is the amount of charge that passes a given point when a current of one ampere (A) flows for one second.1 amp = 1 coulomb/second
24 Counting Electrons: Coulometry and Faraday’s Law of Electrolysis Faraday’s Law states that during electrolysis, one faraday of electricity (96,487 coulombs) reduces and oxidizes, respectively, one equivalent of the oxidizing agent and the reducing agent.This corresponds to the passage of one mole of electrons through the electrolytic cell.
25 Counting Electrons: Coulometry and Faraday’s Law of Electrolysis Example 21-1: Calculate the mass of palladium produced by the reduction of palladium (II) ions during the passage of 3.20 amperes of current through a solution of palladium (II) sulfate for 30.0 minutes.
26 Counting Electrons: Coulometry and Faraday’s Law of Electrolysis Example 21-2: Calculate the volume of oxygen (measured at STP) produced by the oxidation of water in example 21-1.
27 Commercial Applications of Electrolytic Cells Electrolytic Refining and Electroplating of MetalsImpure metallic copper can be purified electrolytically to 100% pure Cu.The impurities commonly include some active metals plus less active metals such as: Ag, Au, and Pt.The cathode is a thin sheet of copper metal connected to the negative terminal of a direct current source.The anode is large impure bars of copper.
28 Commercial Applications of Electrolytic Cells The electrolytic solution is CuSO4 and H2SO4The impure Cu dissolves to form Cu2+.The Cu2+ ions are reduced to Cu at the cathode.
29 Commercial Applications of Electrolytic Cells Any active metal impurities are oxidized to cations that are more difficult to reduce than Cu2+.This effectively removes them from the Cu metal.
30 Commercial Applications of Electrolytic Cells The less active metals are not oxidized and precipitate to the bottom of the cell.These metal impurities can be isolated and separated after the cell is disconnected.Some common metals that precipitate include:
31 Voltaic or Galvanic Cells Electrochemical cells in which a spontaneous chemical reaction produces electrical energy.Cell halves are physically separated so that electrons (from redox reaction) are forced to travel through wires and creating a potential difference.Examples of voltaic cells include:
32 The Construction of Simple Voltaic Cells Voltaic cells consist of two half-cells which contain the oxidized and reduced forms of an element (or other chemical species) in contact with each other.A simple half-cell consists of:A piece of metal immersed in a solution of its ions.A wire to connect the two half-cells.And a salt bridge to complete the circuit, maintain neutrality, and prevent solution mixing.
34 The Zinc-Copper Cell Cell components for the Zn-Cu cell are: A metallic Cu strip immersed in 1.0 M copper (II) sulfate.A metallic Zn strip immersed in 1.0 M zinc (II) sulfate.A wire and a salt bridge to complete circuitThe cell’s initial voltage is 1.10 volts
35 The Zinc-Copper CellIn all voltaic cells, electrons flow spontaneously from the negative electrode (anode) to the positive electrode (cathode).
36 The Zinc-Copper CellThere is a commonly used short hand notation for voltaic cells.The Zn-Cu cell provides a good example.
37 The Copper - Silver Cell Cell components:A Cu strip immersed in 1.0 M copper (II) sulfate.A Ag strip immersed in 1.0 M silver (I) nitrate.A wire and a salt bridge to complete the circuit.The initial cell voltage is 0.46 volts.
38 The Copper - Silver Cell Compare the Zn-Cu cell to the Cu-Ag cellThe Cu electrode is the cathode in the Zn-Cu cell.The Cu electrode is the anode in the Cu-Ag cell.Whether a particular electrode behaves as an anode or as a cathode depends on what the other electrode of the cell is.
39 The Copper - Silver Cell These experimental facts demonstrate that Cu2+ is a stronger oxidizing agent than Zn2+.In other words Cu2+ oxidizes metallic Zn to Zn2+.Similarly, Ag+ is is a stronger oxidizing agent than Cu2+.Because Ag+ oxidizes metallic Cu to Cu 2+.If we arrange these species in order of increasing strengths, we see that:
40 Standard Electrode Potential To measure relative electrode potentials, we must establish an arbitrary standard.That standard is the Standard Hydrogen Electrode (SHE).The SHE is assigned an arbitrary voltage of … V
41 The Zinc-SHE Cell For this cell the components are: A Zn strip immersed in 1.0 M zinc (II) sulfate.The other electrode is the Standard Hydrogen Electrode.A wire and a salt bridge to complete the circuit.The initial cell voltage is volts.
42 The Zinc-SHE Cell The cathode is the Standard Hydrogen Electrode. In other words Zn reduces H+ to H2.The anode is Zn metal.Zn metal is oxidized to Zn2+ ions.
43 The Copper-SHE Cell The cell components are: A Cu strip immersed in 1.0 M copper (II) sulfate.The other electrode is a Standard Hydrogen Electrode.A wire and a salt bridge to complete the circuit.The initial cell voltage is volts.
44 The Copper-SHE Cell In this cell the SHE is the anode The Cu2+ ions oxidize H2 to H+.The Cu is the cathode.The Cu2+ ions are reduced to Cu metal.
45 Uses of Standard Electrode Potentials Electrodes that force the SHE to act as an anode are assigned positive standard reduction potentials.Electrodes that force the SHE to act as the cathode are assigned negative standard reduction potentials.Standard electrode (reduction) potentials tell us the tendencies of half-reactions to occur as written.For example, the half-reaction for the standard potassium electrode is:The large negative value tells us that this reactionwill occur only under extreme conditions.
46 Uses of Standard Electrode Potentials Compare the potassium half-reaction to fluorine’s half-reaction:The large positive value denotes that this reaction occurs readily as written.Positive E0 values denote that the reaction tends to occur to the right.The larger the value, the greater the tendency to occur to the right.It is the opposite for negative values of Eo.
47 Uses of Standard Electrode Potentials Use standard electrode potentials to predict whether an electrochemical reaction at standard state conditions will occur spontaneously.Example 21-3: Will silver ions, Ag+, oxidize metallic zinc to Zn2+ ions, or will Zn2+ ions oxidize metallic Ag to Ag+ ions?Steps for obtaining the equation for the spontaneous reaction.
48 Uses of Standard Electrode Potentials Choose the appropriate half-reactions from a table of standard reduction potentials.Write the equation for the half-reaction with the more positive E0 value first, along with its E0 value.Write the equation for the other half-reaction as an oxidation with its oxidation potential, i.e. reverse the tabulated reduction half-reaction and change the sign of the tabulated E0.Balance the electron transfer.Add the reduction and oxidation half-reactions and their potentials. This produces the equation for the reaction for which E0cell is positive, which indicates that the forward reaction is spontaneous.
50 Electrode Potentials for Other Half-Reactions Example 21-4: Will permanganate ions, MnO4-, oxidize iron (II) ions to iron (III) ions, or will iron (III) ions oxidize manganese(II) ions to permanganate ions in acidic solution?Follow the steps outlined in the previous slides.Note that E0 values are not multiplied by any stoichiometric relationships in this procedure.
51 Electrode Potentials for Other Half-Reactions Example 21-4: Will permanganate ions, MnO4-, oxidize iron (II) ions to iron (III) ions, or will iron (III) ions oxidize manganese(II) ions to permanganate ions in acidic solution?Thus permanganate ions will oxidize iron (II) ions to iron (III) and are reduced to manganese (II) ions in acidic solution.
52 Electrode Potentials for Other Half-Reactions Example 21-5: Will nitric acid, HNO3, oxidize arsenous acid, H3AsO3, in acidic solution? The reduction product of HNO3 is NO in this reaction.You do it!
53 CorrosionMetallic corrosion is the oxidation-reduction reactions of a metal with atmospheric components such as CO2, O2, and H2O.
54 Corrosion Protection Some examples of corrosion protection. Plate a metal with a thin layer of a less active (less easily oxidized) metal.
55 Corrosion ProtectionConnect the metal to a sacrificial anode, a piece of a more active metal.
56 Corrosion ProtectionAllow a protective film to form naturally.
57 Corrosion ProtectionGalvanizing, the coating of steel with zinc, provides a more active metal on the exterior.ZincSteel
58 Corrosion ProtectionPaint or coat with a polymeric material such as plastic or ceramic.
59 Effect of Concentrations (or Partial Pressures) on Electrode Potentials The Nernst EquationStandard electrode potentials, those compiled in appendices, are determined at thermodynamic standard conditions.Reminder of standard conditions.1.00 M solution concentrations1.00 atm of pressure for gasesAll liquids and solids in their standard thermodynamic states.Temperature of 250 C.
60 The Nernst EquationThe value of the cell potentials change if conditions are nonstandard.The Nernst equation describes the electrode potentials at nonstandard conditions.The Nernst equation is:
72 The Nernst EquationExample 21-8: Calculate the electrode potential for a hydrogen electrode in which the [H+] is 1.0 x 10-3 M and the H2 pressure is 0.50 atmosphere.
73 The Nernst EquationExample 21-8: Calculate the electrode potential for a hydrogen electrode in which the [H+] is 1.0 x 10-3 M and the H2 pressure is 0.50 atmosphere.
74 The Nernst EquationThe Nernst equation can also be used to calculate the potential for a cell that consists of two nonstandard electrodes.Example 21-9: Calculate the initial potential of a cell that consists of an Fe3+/Fe2+ electrode in which [Fe3+]=1.0 x 10-2 M and [Fe2+]=0.1 M connected to a Sn4+/Sn2+ electrode in which [Sn4+]=1.0 M and [Sn2+]=0.10 M . A wire and salt bridge complete the circuit.
75 The Nernst EquationCalculate the E0 cell by the usual procedure.
76 The Nernst EquationSubstitute the ion concentrations into Q to calculate Ecell.
90 Relationship of E0cell to G0 and K Ecell = V, compared to E0cell = V.We can use this information to calculate G.The negative G tells us that the reaction is spontaneous.
91 Relationship of E0cell to G0 and K Equilibrium constants do not change with reactant concentration.We can use the value of E0cell at 250C to get K.
92 Primary Voltaic CellsAs a voltaic cell discharges, its chemicals are consumed.Once the chemicals are consumed, further chemical action is impossible.The electrodes and electrolytes cannot be regenerated by reversing current flow through cell.These cells are not rechargable.
93 The Dry CellOne example of a dry cell is flashlight, and radio, batteries.The cell’s container is made of zinc which acts as an electrode.A graphite rod is in the center of the cell which acts as the other electrode.The space between the electrodes is filled with a mixture of:ammonium chloride, NH4Clmanganese (IV) oxide, MnO2zinc chloride, ZnCl2and a porous inactive solid.
94 The Dry CellAs electric current is produced, Zn dissolves and goes into solution as Zn2+ ions.The Zn electrode is negative and acts as the anode.
95 The Dry Cell The anode reaction is: The graphite rod is the positive electrode (cathode).Ammonium ions from the NH4Cl are reduced at the cathode.
97 The Dry CellThe other components in the cell are included to remove the byproducts of the reaction.MnO2 prevents H2 from collecting on graphite rod.At the anode, NH3 combines with Zn2+ to form a soluble complex and removing the Zn2+ ions from the reaction.
99 The Dry CellAlkaline dry cells are similar to ordinary dry cells except that KOH, an alkaline substance, is added to the mixture.Half reactions for an alkaline cell are:
100 The Dry CellAlkaline dry cells are similar to ordinary dry cells except that KOH, an alkaline substance, is added to the mixture.Half reactions for an alkaline cell are:
101 Secondary Voltaic Cells Secondary cells are reversible, rechargeable.The electrodes in a secondary cell can be regenerated by the addition of electricity.These cells can be switched from voltaic to electrolytic cells.One example of a secondary voltaic cell is the lead storage or car battery.
102 The Lead Storage Battery In the lead storage battery the electrodes are two sets of lead alloy grids (plates).Holes in one of the grids are filled with lead (IV) oxide, PbO2.The other holes are filled with spongy lead.The electrolyte is dilute sulfuric acid.
103 The Lead Storage Battery Diagram of the lead storage battery.
104 The Lead Storage Battery As the battery discharges, spongy lead is oxidized to lead ions and the plate becomes negatively charged.The Pb2+ ions that are formed combine with SO42- from sulfuric acid to form solid lead sulfate on the Pb electrode.
105 The Lead Storage Battery The net reaction at the anode during discharge is:Electrons are produced at the Pb electrode.These electrons flow through an external circuit (the wire and starter) to the PbO2 electrode.PbO2 is reduced to Pb2+ ions, in the acidic solution.The Pb2+ ions combine with SO42- to form PbSO4 and coat the PbO2 electrode.PbO2 electrode is the positive electrode (cathode).
106 The Lead Storage Battery As the cell discharges, the cathode reaction is:The cell reaction for a discharging lead storage battery is:
107 The Lead Storage Battery As the cell discharges, the cathode reaction is:The cell reaction for a discharging lead storage battery is:
108 The Lead Storage Battery What happens at each electrode during recharging?At the lead (IV) oxide, PbO2, electrode, lead ions are oxidized to lead (IV) oxide.The concentration of the H2SO4 decreases as the cell discharges.Recharging the cell regenerates the H2SO4.
109 The Lead Storage Battery What happens at each electrode during recharging?At the lead (IV) oxide, PbO2, electrode, lead ions are oxidized to lead (IV) oxide.The concentration of the H2SO4 decreases as the cell discharges.Recharging the cell regenerates the H2SO4.
110 The Nickel-Cadmium (Nicad) Cell Nicad batteries are the rechargeable cells used in calculators, cameras, watches, etc.As the battery discharges, the half-reactions are:
111 The Hydrogen-Oxygen Fuel Cell Fuel cells are batteries that must have their reactants continuously supplied in the presence of appropriate catalysts.A hydrogen-oxygen fuel cell is used in the space shuttleThe fuel cell is what exploded in Apollo 13.Hydrogen is oxidized at the anode.Oxygen is reduced at the cathode.
112 The Hydrogen-Oxygen Fuel Cell Notice that the overall reaction is the combination of hydrogen and oxygen to form water.The cell provides a drinking water supply for the astronauts as well as the electricity for the lights, computers, etc. on board.Fuel cells are very efficient.Energy conversion rates of 60-70% are common!
113 Synthesis QuestionWhat are the explosive chemicals in the fuel cell that exploded aboard Apollo 13?
114 Synthesis QuestionThe Apollo 13 fuel cells contained hydrogen and oxygen. Both are explosive, especially when mixed. The oxygen tank aboard Apollo 13 exploded.
115 Group QuestionSome of the deadliest snakes in the world, for example the cobra, have venoms that are neurotoxins. Neurotoxins have an electrochemical basis. How do neurotoxins disrupt normal chemistry and eventually kill their prey?
116 End of Chapter 21Electrochemistry is an important part of the electronics industry.