Devising Galvanic Cells

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Justin Chu 1G
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Devising Galvanic Cells

Postby Justin Chu 1G » Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:42 pm

Just by looking at the balanced overall reaction or half-reactions, how can you tell when to include an something like platinum in the cell diagram?

Clarisse Wikstrom 1H
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Re: Devising Galvanic Cells

Postby Clarisse Wikstrom 1H » Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:45 pm

If the mediums you're working with do not include a solid as a conductor. For example, if one ion gets oxidized or reduced to another ion instead of a solid. Therefore it needs an inert conductor like platinum


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