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Does it matter which side you place the reduced reaction and the oxidized reaction? I've come across multiple sources that switch the orientation of the anode and cathodes so I could use some clarification on that. Thanks!
The anode is on the left and the cathode is on the right. This is the correct way to do it. I don't think I've ever seen it the other way, but I'm not completely sure. It may be a different convention for different cells that we haven't learned.
The anode would be on the left and cathode would be on the right. This way makes more sense as the flow of electrons goes from left to right. The electrons come from the anode side that is oxidized, taking to the other side for reduction.