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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- LiLi++1e-