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Postby lizzygaines1D » Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:01 pm

For the cell Cu(s)/Cu2+(aq)//M2+(aq)/M(s) how do you know that the Cu2+ is the anode and M2+ is the cathode?

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Re: 14.19

Postby Andrea ORiordan 1L » Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:29 pm

It is conventional to write the anode on the left and the cathode on the right. If it is otherwise, the problem will usually specify.

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Re: 14.19

Postby Helen Shi 1J » Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:44 am

If CU2+/Cu is .34 volts then wouldn't the reverse reaction where copper loses electrons be -.34?

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