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Cell Diagrams

Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:06 pm
by Lizette Noriega 1H
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!

Re: Cell Diagrams

Posted: Sat Feb 29, 2020 1:37 pm
by Sukanya Mohapatra 2G
When drawing a cell diagram, the anode is placed on the left side while the cathode is placed on the right side.

Re: Cell Diagrams

Posted: Sat Feb 29, 2020 1:53 pm
by Minh Ngo 4G
For cell diagram, anode always on the left, then salt bridge (||) then cathode

Re: Cell Diagrams

Posted: Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:32 pm
by Rebekah Alfred 1J
In a cell diagram, the anode (oxidation reaction) is on the left and the cathode (reduction reaction) is on the right.

Re: Cell Diagrams

Posted: Sat Feb 29, 2020 7:50 pm
by RRahimtoola1I
It does matter.
The anode is always on the left and the cathode is on the right with a salt bridge symbolized by "||" in the middle.

Re: Cell Diagrams

Posted: Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:18 pm
by Daria MacAuslan 1H
A general rule of thumb my TA said was that the anode is usually on the left and the cathode is on the right.

Re: Cell Diagrams

Posted: Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:26 pm
by HuyHa_2H
Yes, it's absolutely critical that the anodes are placed on the left side of the salt bridge and cathodes on the right side of the salt bridge.

Re: Cell Diagrams

Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:52 am
by Rida Ismail 2E
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.

Re: Cell Diagrams

Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2020 2:16 pm
by Michael Du 1E
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.

Re: Cell Diagrams

Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2020 4:43 pm
by Jasmine W 1K
In a cell diagram, the anode would be on the left and the cathode would be on the right, separated by || (the salt bridge).

Re: Cell Diagrams

Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:20 pm
by Sreyes_1C
I'm not sure what sources switch it up, but I would say in the context of this class the anode will stay on the left and cathode on the right

Re: Cell Diagrams

Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:22 pm
by RasikaObla_4I
The cell diagram is written as the anode (oxidation reaction) first on the left side followed by the cathode (reduction reaction) similar to how a cell would be drawn.

Re: Cell Diagrams

Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:28 pm
by 105311039
When working with a cell diagram, the left must have the anode (oxidation) and the right must have the cathode (reduction).

Re: Cell Diagrams

Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:34 pm
by Natalie Benitez 1E
Typically when writing a cell diagram the cathode (reduction) goes on the right and the anode (oxidation) goes on the left. Metals are typically placed on the outskirts of the cell diagram as well.

Re: Cell Diagrams

Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:54 pm
by Michelle N - 2C
I just wanted to add to this question, are they also separated when it's a different phase? Can someone explain that aspect to me? Thank you.