Writing Cell diagram with Pt

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Casey Dooley 2E
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Writing Cell diagram with Pt

Postby Casey Dooley 2E » Thu Feb 04, 2016 5:06 pm

When do you use Pt as an electrode instead of one of the elements in the equation?

Rachel Lipman
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Re: Writing Cell diagram with Pt

Postby Rachel Lipman » Thu Feb 04, 2016 5:09 pm

When the reaction does not have conducting solids, platinum or graphite, both inert conductors, are incorporated into the cell diagram as an electrode to transfer electrons.

Claire Malley 2B
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Re: Writing Cell diagram with Pt

Postby Claire Malley 2B » Thu Feb 04, 2016 5:12 pm

To add to the original question, when do you know when to use platinum instead of graphite/graphite instead of platinum?


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