Cell diagram order

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manasa933
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Cell diagram order

Postby manasa933 » Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:28 pm

In a cell diagram, is there any specific order in which we write the redox couple in the same phase?

Qining Jin 1F
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Re: Cell diagram order

Postby Qining Jin 1F » Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:43 pm

In the textbook, it ways to write the oxidized form, reduced form; however in the solutions manual, sometimes they have the reduced form before the oxidized form, so I am not sure

Lily Guo 1D
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Re: Cell diagram order

Postby Lily Guo 1D » Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:03 pm

I think that usually cell diagrams are written in the order of oxidation | reduction, although the solutions manual sometimes does have it in a different order. I would stick with oxidation | reduction because that's what we've mostly seen in lecture.

Ashley Macabasco 2K
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Re: Cell diagram order

Postby Ashley Macabasco 2K » Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:06 pm

Usually the oxidation (anode) is written on the left and the reduction (cathode) is written on the right. This can be remembered by R in reduction also standing for right.

siannehazel1B
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Re: Cell diagram order

Postby siannehazel1B » Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:32 pm

The written cell diagram typically mirrors the set up of the battery in that the anode(oxi) is on the left while the cathode(red) is on the right side.


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