Solids  [ENDORSED]

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Gabriela Carrillo 1B
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Postby Gabriela Carrillo 1B » Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:17 am

When a solid cathode and anode aren't present we are allowed to put Pt(s) or Carbon (gr). Do we have to choose one element for both the oxidation and reduction or can the cathode be Pt and anode be C??

Suchita 2I
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Re: Solids

Postby Suchita 2I » Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:04 pm

I'd assume that since it is an inert electrode and does not participate in the redox reaction, that one electrode can be carbon and the other can be platinum. However, this is not usually done and the same element is generally used.

Jaewoo Jo 2L
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Re: Solids  [ENDORSED]

Postby Jaewoo Jo 2L » Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:28 pm

like the reply above, I've only ever seen the same elements being used, but there is no reason carbon and platinum wouldnt work.

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