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Offline AberdeenBill

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Can a disproportionation reaction do electrical work?
« on: March 30, 2022, 07:27:33 AM »
Hi all, I think the title says it all.     I would think no, but happy to be corrected.   

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Re: Can a disproportionation reaction do electrical work?
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2022, 10:18:00 AM »
What about the lead accumulator used in cars. Pb4+  and Pb gives Pb2+ = discharging .Opposit Charging

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Re: Can a disproportionation reaction do electrical work?
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2022, 11:07:54 AM »
Thanks Hunter2, a comproportionation reaction like the lead-acid battery can of course do work but the disproportionation ('reverse') reaction in that case is non-spontaneous. 

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