Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:33 pm
When do we include H+ when writing cell diagrams? In 14.23, part a,in what order should we write the reactants in the cathode side?
Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:54 pm
For the first part of your question, I watched this video yesterday https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgHUk7apOMA
and when the individual speaking balanced the reactions with H+s and H20s, he included H+ in the appropriate side of the cell diagram. However, he did not include water because the other reactant was aqueous, which implies that it dissolved in water.
Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:55 pm
When you need to balance out the oxygens, you add H20 to other side. Then to balance the H's from the H20, you add H+ to the side of the oxygens so everything balances out.