Anodes/Cathodes

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Anodes/Cathodes

Postby KarenaKaing_1D » Tue Feb 02, 2016 11:14 pm

Can someone explain to me the concept behind why cathodes are on the right whereas anodes are on the left?

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Re: Anodes/Cathodes

Postby Chem_Mod » Tue Feb 02, 2016 11:50 pm

It is just convention to write it that way. The standardization just makes it easier for people to read cell diagrams.


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