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Batteries

Exercise 3

            

Given the lithium battery :  SOCl2/S8 and Li+/Li The lithium is oxidised. Thionyl chloride SOCl2 is reduced to S8 and SO2 Write the equations of the reactions at the electrodes!

A natural reaction takes place between the strongest reducing agent Li and the strongest oxidising agent SOCl2: 16 SOCl2+32e- S8+8SO2+32Cl- Li Li++1e-