AP Chemistry Chapter 17 Electrochemistry
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Learning Targets: I can....
  1. Define "electrochemistry" and give three examples of electrochemical reactions from everyday life.
  2. Describe oxidation-reduction reactions (redox reactions) in terms of energy gain or loss, electron gain or loss and change in charge on ions.
  3. Define "oxidizing agent" and "reducing agent" and be able to identify the substances oxidized and reduced and the substances which are the oxidizing and reducing agents in given redox reactions.
  4. Explain how a galvanic cell works.
  5. State the function of the salt bridge of a galvanic cell.
  6. Define "anode" and "cathode" and state the charges on the abode and cathode and state what part of a redox reaction occurs at the anode and cathode.
  7. Define "cell potential (electromotive force)."
  8. State the unit of electrical potential.
  9. Define "standard reduction potential' and explain how standard reduction potentials are calculated.
  10. Explain why cell potential is an intensive property.
  11. Calculate the cell potential (Eº) for given galvanic cells.
  12. Use line notation to represent the redox reactions of given galvanic cells.
  13. Describe the spontaneous direction of a redox reaction in a galvanic cell.
  14. Describe and/or diagram given galvanic cells including : the cell potential, direction of electron flow, the anode and cathode and their half reactions, the nature of the electrodes and the ions present in the cell.
  15. Describe the faraday unit.
  16. Calculate DGº for a cell reaction and determine if the reaction is spontaneous or not.
  17. State the effect of concentration on the value of the cell potential.
  18. Describe concentration cells and use the Nernst equation to calculate cell potential.
  19. Describe ion-selective electrodes and give an example of useful ion-selective electrode.
  20. Calculate equilibrium constants for redox reactions.
  21. Define "battery" and describe the lead storage battery.
  22. Describe a dry cell and contrast acid and alkaline dry cells.
  23. Describe fuel cells and explain how the hydrogen fuel cell works.
  24. Explain the process of corrosion of iron.
  25. Explain how an oxide coating protects metals such as aluminum.
  26. Name and describe three methods for protecting iron from corrosion.
  27. Describe an electrolytic cell and the process of electrolysis.
  28. Describe the unit ampere.
  29. Perform calculations involving electrolysis.
  30. Describe the electrolysis of water.
  31. Determine the order of oxidizing abilities of a mixture of ions.
  32. Describe the Hall-Heroult process and state its importance.
  33. Describe the process of electrorefining.
  34. Explain how metal plating occurs.
  35. State the importance of the electrolysis of sodium chloride.

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AP Chemistry: Galvanic Part I AP Chemistry: Galvanic Part I 38 min
AP Chemistry: Galvanic Part II AP Chemistry: Galvanic Part II 1:23 hr
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AP Galvanic Problems AP Galvanic Problems 1:35 hr
AP Electrolysis Problems AP Electrolysis Problems 1:23 hr

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