• The more positive the E° value, the further the position of equilibrium lies to the right.

  • That means that the more positive the E° value, the more likely the substances on the left-hand side of the equations are to pick up electrons.

  • A substance which picks up electrons from something else is an oxidising agent.

  • The more positive the E° value, the stronger the substances on the left-hand side of the equation are as oxidising agents.

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