Salt Bridges

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Joshua Xian 1D
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Salt Bridges

Postby Joshua Xian 1D » Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:24 pm

What types of salts are typically used for a salt bridge? Are there any salts that are more effective?

Julia Campbell 2F
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Re: Salt Bridges

Postby Julia Campbell 2F » Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:34 pm

Common salts to use include potassium chloride, sodium chloride, or potassium nitrate. The electrolytes chosen should not react with any of the chemicals used in the cell, and the anion and cation should have similar conductivity.

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Re: Salt Bridges

Postby aTirumalai-1I » Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:41 pm

Salts that are poorly soluble are not effective in a salt bridge because the ions would react to form a precipitate, instead of balancing the charges.


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