Reading a Cell Diagram

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Rakhi Ratanjee 1D
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Reading a Cell Diagram

Postby Rakhi Ratanjee 1D » Sun Mar 11, 2018 3:29 pm

How do you read a cell diagram from left to right? On the anode side and cathode side, how do you know which molecules are the reactants and products?

Caroline LaPlaca
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Re: Reading a Cell Diagram

Postby Caroline LaPlaca » Sun Mar 11, 2018 3:31 pm

the reactant should be more to the left of each side

RussellChin_3A
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Re: Reading a Cell Diagram

Postby RussellChin_3A » Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:55 pm

You read a cell diagram from left to right. Usually the left reaction is the oxidized reaction (anode) while the right reaction is the reduced reaction (cathode)

K Stefanescu 2I
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Re: Reading a Cell Diagram

Postby K Stefanescu 2I » Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:59 pm

I found this resource to be incredibly useful: https://chem.libretexts.org/Core/Analyt ... taic_Cells
Open source textbooks are pretty great (and I found this one to be more concise than our textbook).

Emma Miltenberger 2I
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Re: Reading a Cell Diagram

Postby Emma Miltenberger 2I » Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:13 pm

The oxidized reaction is on the left side, where the anode is, and the reduced reaction is on the right side, where the cathode is.


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