Oxidation

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Harsha 1J
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Oxidation

Postby Harsha 1J » Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:44 pm

Does oxidation take place at the anode or cathode in a galvanic cell?

Britney Alvey 1B
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Re: Oxidation

Postby Britney Alvey 1B » Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:47 pm

Oxidation takes place in the anode(left side) of the galvanic cell.

Jessica Yang 1J
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Re: Oxidation

Postby Jessica Yang 1J » Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:50 pm

Also since oxidation means loss of electrons, oxidation occurs in the anode side of the cell because it is the supplier of electrons (e-) to the other side of the cell.

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Re: Oxidation

Postby Sarah Maraach 2K » Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:20 pm

A good way to remember this is to associate the anode side with being your negative end of a battery wherein its charge comes from electrons, which are negatively charged.

Bansi Amin 1D
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Re: Oxidation

Postby Bansi Amin 1D » Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:25 pm

You can also use "an ox" and "red cat" to help you remember that an anode is oxidized and a cathode is reduced.


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