Inert Conductors

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Inert Conductors

Postby Cindy Ngo 1E » Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:00 pm

When do you use an inert conductor? Also, how do you know if you need an inert conductor on the left or right side or both?

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Re: Inert Conductors

Postby Swati_Sharma_2D » Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:18 pm


An inert electrode (usually Pt) is used when there is a gas/ion electrode reaction. When you separate the main equation into the cathode and anode reactions, you have to see if there are only gases and ions present. If that is the case, then an inert electrode has to be used. If there is a solid, then that is usually used as the electrode.

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