Problem: Indicate the half-reaction occurring at Anode, and Cathode.2Ag+(aq) + Pb(s) → 2Ag(s) + Pb 2+(aq)

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We’re being asked to indicate the half-reactions occurring at anode and the cathode.

2 Ag+(aq) + Pb(s) → 2 Ag(s) + Pb2+(aq)


We’ll identify the anode and cathode half-reactions using the following steps.

Step 1. Separate the overall reaction into two half-reactions
Step 2. Balance the elements in each half-reaction.
Step 3. Balance the charges: add electrons to the more positive side (or less negative side) 
Step 4. Determine the oxidation half-reaction and the reduction half-reaction. 
Step 5. Identify the anode and cathode half-reaction.


Step 1. Separate the overall reaction into two half-reactions

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Indicate the half-reaction occurring at Anode, and Cathode.

2Ag+(aq) + Pb(s) → 2Ag(s) + Pb 2+(aq)

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