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Calculate ΔrG° for the reaction
Mg (s) + Cu2+ (aq) → Mg2+ (aq) + Cu (s)
Given : E°cell = + 2.71 V, 1 F = 96500 C mol–1
Following reactions occur at cathode during the electrolysis of aqueous silver chloride solution :
`Ag^+(aq)+e^(-)rarrAg(s)" "" "" "E^@=+0.80V`
`H^+(aq)+e^(-)rarr1/2H_2(g)" "" "" " E^@=0.00V`
On the basis of their standard reduction electrode potential (E°) values, which reaction is feasible at the cathode and why ?