Platinum added to Galvanic Cells

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Platinum added to Galvanic Cells

Postby Casey Monahan 2C » Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:19 pm

So what exactly are the rules around adding platinum to galvanic cells? I know to use it with aqueous solutions, an aqueous and a gas, or when using solid Iodine. Is there anything that I'm missing?

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Re: Platinum added to Galvanic Cells

Postby Chem_Mod » Mon Feb 13, 2017 11:32 pm

You got it! Whenever we do not have a solid in the individual half reactions (we only have aqueous and/or gas), we must use platinum as our electrode. If we have a solid, then we go ahead and use that as our electrode.

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