Cell diagrams

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Hailey Johnson
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Cell diagrams

Postby Hailey Johnson » Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:15 pm

Why does the anode go on the left and the cathode go on the right in a cell diagram?

DianaTrujillo2K
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Re: Cell diagrams

Postby DianaTrujillo2K » Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:19 pm

It does not necessarily have to be like that, but people and textbooks usually put the anode on the left. However, on an exam it could be the other way around. Essentially it does not matter. You just have to make sure which is which by checking the half reactions.


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