For example, you have two salts in a solution. Say one of the species half reaction requires 1V (standard electrode potential), and another requires 3V, and you have a current running through the solution at 4v.
Here are the possibilities I thought of, I don't know which or if any, are right:
- Both species react simultaneously at the same rate.
- Both species react simultaneously, but the one that requires 1V reacts faster.
- The species that requires 1V reacts first, and once it is completely reacted, the species that requires 3V reacts after.
Am I completely off or what is the right answer?