Solutions in beakers

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Mary Becerra 2D
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Solutions in beakers

Postby Mary Becerra 2D » Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:34 pm

During the lecture on Monday, there was a graphic of two beakers with an electron flow filled with similar solution. What is this solution? I was assuming it is water but can it be any liquid?

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Re: Solutions in beakers

Postby Naveed Zaman 1C » Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:41 pm

Each beaker has a solution of respective ions for each electrode metal. So in a beaker with a zinc electrode, the solution it is in will contain Zn2+ ions. If it is a copper electrode, the solution contains copper ions. Of course you can't usually get pure metal ions on their own; they had to have come from some original compound. Because of this, there will be some anions in each solution, but they aren't really important and don't have a significant impact on the reaction.

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Re: Solutions in beakers

Postby nathansalce 3e » Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:19 pm

Yes, the solvent of these solutions is typically water while the solute is the metal ions being transferred back and forth via the discharge of the battery.


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