5.111SC | Fall 2014 | Undergraduate

Principles of Chemical Science

Unit IV: Transition Metals & Oxidation-Reduction Reactions

Lecture 25: Oxidation-Reduction and Electrochemical Cells

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  1. Introduction to Oxidation-Reduction (Redox) Reactions
  2. Balancing Redox Reactions
  3. Electrochemical Cells

Lecture Video

Redox reactions are a major class of chemical reactions in which there is an exchange of electrons from one species to another. In this lecture, the basic principles of redox reactions are introduced. If you want to design the next greatest battery to power your favorite electronic device, you won’t want to miss this lecture.

Lecture Notes

Notes for Lecture 25 (PDF)

Clicker Questions

Lecture 25 Clicker Questions (PDF)

Textbook Reading

Galvanic and Electrolytic Cells Sections 13.3–13.12 Sections 12.3–12.12

Problems and Solutions

Problems for Lecture 25 (PDF)

Solutions for Lecture 25 (PDF)

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