Inert conductor

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Dang Lam
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Inert conductor

Postby Dang Lam » Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:58 pm

How do we know when to include an inert conductor into our cell diagram?

Nickolas Manipud 1C
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Re: Inert conductor

Postby Nickolas Manipud 1C » Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:14 pm

You include it when a half-cell does not have any other solid or liquid that is part of the half-reaction to conduct electricity.

Jason Liu 1C
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Re: Inert conductor

Postby Jason Liu 1C » Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:00 pm

I think you need an inert conductor when the reactants and products of the half reaction are both gases or solids because you need a solid to transfer the electrons to make the half reaction occur.


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