Cell Diagrams

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Cell Diagrams

Postby Hector_Galarza_2E » Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:28 pm

When writing out a cell diagram, if we are not giving two solids in the redox reaction to act as the electrodes, do we always just assume that it will be a platinum electrode for one of them?

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Re: Cell Diagrams

Postby Chem_Mod » Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:50 pm

Yes, there can be other metals used but platinum is usually the best.

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Re: Cell Diagrams

Postby samuelkharpatin2b » Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:10 pm

Yes, platinum is what is used most often and is the inert electrode the textbook uses. There are other electrodes which could be used, such as graphite, but if you use platinum you'll be fine.

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