Oxidation-Reduction Potential

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oxidation-reduction potential

[‚äk·sə′dā·shən ri′dək·shən pə‚ten·chəl]
(physical chemistry)

Oxidation-Reduction Potential


the electrode potential of an electrolytic system at equilibrium. At constant temperature, the oxidation-reduction potential is only dependent on the composition of the medium and is equal to the potential difference between a neutral electrode and a solution containing interconvertible, oxidized and reduced forms of a compound.

The simplest illustration of oxidation-reduction potential involves ferric oxide and ferrous oxide ions: Fe3+ ions capture electrons from the metal and convert into Fe2+ ions, which, in turn, are able to effect the reverse reaction; the potential at which the forward and reverse reactions kinetically balance each other is the oxidation-reduction potential. An increase in the oxidizing strength of the medium is accompanied by an increase in the oxidation-reduction potential. The values that are derived for oxidation-reduction potentials are used to solve various problems in electrochemistry, biochemistry, and analytical chemistry. These values, like the values for standard potential that are obtained from a hydrogen electrode, proceed from an arbitrary zero point.

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Researchers believe that the main indicator of the effectiveness of the solution is the oxidation-reduction potential.
Changes in analyte concentration over time, divided by the concentration of the conjugate analyte at time 0, strongly correlated with oxidation-reduction potentials.
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