Metals in Cell Diagrams

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Shannon Wasley 2J
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Metals in Cell Diagrams

Postby Shannon Wasley 2J » Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:41 pm

Does the metal always have to be a solid to be used as an electrode?

Sabrina Fardeheb 2B
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Re: Metals in Cell Diagrams

Postby Sabrina Fardeheb 2B » Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:43 pm

yes, an inert electrode always has to be a solid. We normally use Pt(s) for the cell diagrams we've been doing. An inert electrode is necessary were both oxidized and reduced species are in the same solution.

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Re: Metals in Cell Diagrams

Postby Sarah Maraach 2K » Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:46 pm

Also, the reason for needing an inert metal electrode is so that it may not partake in the reaction taking place.

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Re: Metals in Cell Diagrams

Postby AtreyiMitra2L » Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:30 pm

I believe so.


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