7th edition 6L.5

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7th edition 6L.5

Postby Alyssa Bryan 3F » Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:33 pm

Write the half-reactions, the balanced equation for the cell reaction, and the cell diagram for each of following skeletal equations:
for part c) Cl2(g) + H2(g) = HCl(aq)
why do both the anode and cathode separate HCl to either H+ of Cl-?

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Re: 7th edition 6L.5

Postby Sean_Rodriguez_1J » Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:28 am

The anode and the cathode separate HCl into H+ and Cl- because HCl is a strong acid and will completely dissociate into its ions (H+ and Cl-) in aqueous solution. Therefore, we specify their location in the anode and the cathode because HCl will not effectively be present in water (it will only be present as ions).

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