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HW Question 14.13 (c)

Posted: Sun Feb 07, 2016 1:40 pm
by Samantha Miceli 3J
14.13 Write the half-reactions, the balanced equation for the cell reaction, and the cell diagram for each of the following equations:
Cl2(g)+H2(g)->HCl(aq)

I know that cell diagrams are normally written in the order oxidation reduction, so in the answer Pt(s)/H2(g)/H+(aq)//Cl-(aq)/Cl2(g)/Pt(s) if H2 is oxidized to H+, why is Cl- reduced to Cl2? Isn't Cl- losing elections to form Cl2?

Re: HW Question 14.13 (c)

Posted: Mon Feb 08, 2016 7:09 pm
by Chem_Mod
Cell diagrams are written in a way to mimic the electrochemical cell. As such, the components in solution are generally written next to the salt bridge.