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1.7: Reduction in Batteries

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  • A measurement of a reduction potential involves connection of a circuit between two half-cells. Electrons produced by an oxidation reaction in one half-cell must flow to the other half-cell, where a reduction reaction takes place. If that flow of electrons is used to do work, we are using a chemical reaction to produce and harness electricity. We have a battery.