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Why is the standard reduction potential E, for the standard hydrogen electrode 0.00V?

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  1. It is arbritary, and H was decided to be the standard at zero. It could have been someother number, or some other element. H is convenient, and zero is a nice number to compare other numbers to it. Remember H is in many, many chemical reactions.

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