Salt Bridge

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Emma Scholes 1L
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Salt Bridge

Postby Emma Scholes 1L » Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:49 pm

What is the purpose of the salt bridge?

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Re: Salt Bridge

Postby Dayna Pham 1I » Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:52 pm

The purpose of a salt bridge is to maintain a change balance, since electrons are moving from one side to another. Without the salt bridge, electron transfer from one "reaction beaker" to another will stop due to charge buildup. Adding a salt bridge (or a porous disk) will help the solution stay electrically neutral.

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Re: Salt Bridge

Postby Megan_Ervin_1F » Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:13 pm

Is the salt bridge the same thing as a porous disk?

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Re: Salt Bridge

Postby Nicolette_Canlian_2L » Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:26 pm

I believe they have the same function, but the shapes of them are what differ.

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Re: Salt Bridge

Postby Anusha 1H » Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:50 pm

Usually questions specify whether a salt bridge or porous disk is being used, so i dont think we have to worry about it.
They basically do the same thing

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