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Cell Diagram Order

Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:09 pm
by PeterTran1C
I understand the general idea of what the cell diagram should look like but I was wondering if the order of the species on the anode or the cathode side matters. For example, if one had a species of H2 and H+ for the anode, does it matter which is written first on the left side of the cell diagram?

Re: Cell Diagram Order

Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:13 pm
by Cynthia Tsang
No, the order doesn't matter.

Re: Cell Diagram Order

Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:17 pm
by Victoria Draper 1G
The order does matter. The easiest way to put it is anode reactant|product|| cathode reactant|product. Therefore, anodes should go on the left while the cathode goes on the right.

Re: Cell Diagram Order

Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:53 pm
by William Xu Dis 1D
Anode components are written on the left and cathode is on the right. Any inert metal component of an electrode is written as the outermost component of that electrode.