Cell Diagrams

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Jeremiah Samaniego 2C
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Cell Diagrams

Postby Jeremiah Samaniego 2C » Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:55 pm

For cell diagrams, how do you know when the anode should be on the left side and cathode on the right side versus cathode on the left side and anode on the right side?

John Huang 1G
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Re: Cell Diagrams

Postby John Huang 1G » Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:16 pm

I don't believe it matters, as long as you indicate which way the electrons are moving and what substances are being formed/used. Usually you would put the anode half reaction (oxidation) on the left side and the cathode half reaction (reduction) on the right side.

David Minasyan 1C
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Re: Cell Diagrams

Postby David Minasyan 1C » Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:10 am

My TA was telling us that when we do the cell diagrams, the anode goes on the left and then the cathode on the right by convention.

RyanTran2F
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Re: Cell Diagrams

Postby RyanTran2F » Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:35 pm

Yea I think the book also always had the anode on the left and the cathode on the right (similar to how it is in the galvanic cell picture)


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