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What other elements could be used besides Pt?

Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:12 pm
by Wilson Yeh 1L
Or is Pt the only one you could use, assuming there's no solid in the cell and you need a solid?

Re: What other elements could be used besides Pt?

Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:24 pm
by Katie Lam 1B
Carbon in graphite form can be used as well.

Re: What other elements could be used besides Pt?

Posted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:21 pm
by Manasvi Paudel 1A
I believe Pt is the most common metal to be used.

Re: What other elements could be used besides Pt?

Posted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:32 pm
by CameronJohari1J
Pt is so commonly used because it is an inert metal and does not participate in redox reactions under normal conditions.

Re: What other elements could be used besides Pt?

Posted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:00 pm
by Christy Zhao 1H
How do you know when to use Pt or graphite?

Re: What other elements could be used besides Pt?

Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:24 pm
by Isaiah Little 1A 14B
Christy Zhao 1H wrote:How do you know when to use Pt or graphite?

It usually specifies whether platinum or graphite is used, but both serve the same purpose. However, a Pt(s) electrode is more commonly used.