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Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:09 pm
Is the anode the oxidizing agent or the one being oxidized?
Zn-> Zn^2+ + 2e- (Reducing agent but is the one oxidized)
Cu^2+ + 2e- -> Cu ( Oxidizing agent but is the one being reduced)
Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:22 pm
The anode is the one being oxidized. This can be remembered with "an ox" "red cat"
Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:27 pm
You can also remember that in a galvanic cell, the electrons flow from left to right. Since the oxidation is the process of losing electrons, it must occur in the left side of the cell, which is the anode.
Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:44 pm
The anode is where oxidation occurs. In this case the Zinc is being oxidized. The Zinc is also referred to as the reducing agent since it is being oxidized
Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:10 pm
Anode is the one being oxidized. Oxidizing agent is a substance that has the ability to make other substances oxidized, meaning this substance causes the other substances to lose electron.
Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:44 pm
An anode occurs when oxidation takes place, for this specific example it would be zinc.