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Cell Diagram

Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:42 pm
by Tim Foster 2A
When writing a cell diagram, why are I- ions and I2(s) separated on the oxidation side?

Re: Cell Diagram

Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:47 pm
by Vincent Tse 1K
Not entirely sure I understand your question, but it shows that I- ions are oxidized (lose electrons) to become I2.

Re: Cell Diagram  [ENDORSED]

Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:10 pm
by Brigitte Phung 1F
I believe you're referring to the single lines in between the I- ions and I2(s) - if so, cell diagram notation involves separating elements/compounds that are in different states (solid/liquid/gas/aq) on both sides!

Re: Cell Diagram

Posted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:08 am
by Ashley Macabasco 2K
Regardless of if the compounds are on the oxidation or reduction side, each compound in a different phase will be separated.

Re: Cell Diagram

Posted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:22 am
by Matthew Lee 3L
If they are in different states, they will be separated by lines. If they are in the same state, they will be separated by commas.

Re: Cell Diagram

Posted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:15 pm
by CalebBurns3L
The the compounds are in a different state, then you always separate them with bars. Otherwise, if they are in the same state, you would simply separate them with commas.

Re: Cell Diagram

Posted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:03 pm
by Christina Bedrosian 1B
The only time they aren't going to be separated by lines is when they are both the same state such as two aqueous solutions

Re: Cell Diagram

Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:32 pm
by Shreya Ramineni 2L
The phases are separated.