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oxidant
oxidizing agent. Species that is reduced.
reductant
reducing agent. Species that is oxidized.
voltaic (galvanic cell)
uses spontaneous redox reactions to produce electricity.
Equation relating Gibbs free energy to electromotive force
G = -nFE
Equation relating Gibbs free energy to equilibrium constant (K)
G = -RT ln K
Equation relating electromotive force to equilibrium constant (K)
nFE = RT ln K
Nernst equation relating nonstandard emf to standard emf and reaction quotient Q
E = E(std) - (RT/nF) ln Q
Fuel cell
Voltaic cells that utilize redox reactions where reactants need be continually supplied.
battery
Self contained electrochemical power source that contains 1 or more voltaic cell.
cathodic protection
protecting a metal by putting it in contact with another metal that is more easily oxidized.