Textbook problem 14.23

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Textbook problem 14.23

Postby Eljie_2F » Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:09 pm

Why does H2O not appear in the galvanic cell diagram despite it being in the equation?

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Re: Textbook problem 14.23

Postby Chem_Mod » Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:30 pm

Because we utilize it for balancing the reaction, and it is also our solvent, and present in such high concentrations that little changes like this reaction would not change the concentration noticeably.

To see the method in balancing the reaction, please refer to the link below:
viewtopic.php?f=139&t=19337&p=52577&sid=f8d8b37a05a9ed94892e8e5cc6f3b5c0#p52577


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