interpretation of galvanic cell diagram

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Miranda 1J
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interpretation of galvanic cell diagram

Postby Miranda 1J » Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:10 am

How would we interpret a cell diagram such as: Ag(s) ; AgI(s) ; I- (aq) ;; Cl- (aq) ; AgCl(s) ; Ag(s) ?

where ; represents one line and ;; represents two

Ivy Lu 1C
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Re: interpretation of galvanic cell diagram

Postby Ivy Lu 1C » Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:20 am

||represents a salt bridge. | separates the elements of different phases. A comma separates differences in oxidation states.

Harrison Wang 1H
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Re: interpretation of galvanic cell diagram

Postby Harrison Wang 1H » Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:01 am

For this cell diagram, on the left silver loses an electron to become Ag+ and subsequently reacts with iodine to form AgI. The electron passes to the cathode where chlorine ions, silver chloride, and silver are all interacting with each other.


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