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anode?

Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:09 pm
by itzeelpadillaDis1A
Is the anode the oxidizing agent or the one being oxidized?
for example;
Zn-> Zn^2+ + 2e- (Reducing agent but is the one oxidized)
Cu^2+ + 2e- -> Cu ( Oxidizing agent but is the one being reduced)

Re: anode?

Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:22 pm
by Alyssa Pelak 1J
The anode is the one being oxidized. This can be remembered with "an ox" "red cat"

Re: anode?

Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:27 pm
by 804899546
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.

Re: anode?

Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:44 pm
by AnuPanneerselvam1H
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

Re: anode?

Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:10 pm
by Dang Lam
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.

Re: anode?

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:44 pm
by Alejandra Rios 1L
An anode occurs when oxidation takes place, for this specific example it would be zinc.