Cell diagram for Fe and Cu  [ENDORSED]

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Cell diagram for Fe and Cu

Postby JennyCKim1J » Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:24 pm

For the diagram Cu(s)|Cu2+(aq)||Fe3+(aq),Fe2+(aq)|Pt(s), why is Fe3+ before Fe2+? Does the order matter?

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Re: Cell diagram for Fe and Cu  [ENDORSED]

Postby Chem_Mod » Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:57 pm

Reactants are listed before products in cell diagrams, so since Fe3+ is gaining electrons, it should be listed first.

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