Switching the anode reaction

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ursulavictorino1K
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Switching the anode reaction

Postby ursulavictorino1K » Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:38 am

Why is is that in the hw problems, the anode reaction is always flipped?

Jiyoon_Hwang_2I
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Re: Switching the anode reaction

Postby Jiyoon_Hwang_2I » Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:06 am

Usually in the problems they give the equations as gaining electrons (so the electrons are added to the left side of the equation), but anode's are oxidized which means electrons are lost, so the electrons should be on the right side of the equation which is why they flip the anode reaction.


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