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Identifying Components of a Galvanic Cell

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Consider the galvanic cell in the diagram below.

Gringer. Galvanic Cell. Digital image. Wikimedia Commons, 2 Oct. 2008. Web. 22 Mar. 2016.

Given the half reactions, answer the following questions.

$$\textrm{Cu}_{(aq)}^{2+} + 2e^- \leftrightharpoons \textrm{Cu}_{(s)} \ \ \ \ \varepsilon °=0.34 \textrm{ V}$$

$$\textrm{Zn}_{(aq)}^{2+} + 2e^- \leftrightharpoons \textrm{Zn}_{(s)} \ \ \ \ \varepsilon °=-0.76 \textrm{ V}$$

Which component is the anode?

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Which component is the cathode?

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Which component is the oxidizing agent?

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Which component is the reducing agent?

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Which component is the being reduced?

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Which component is the being oxidized?

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What is the cell potential for this galvanic cell?