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14.91

Postby Abigail Urbina 1K » Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:16 pm

The question says: A voltaic cell functions only when the electrical circuit is complete. In the external circuit the current is carried by the flow of electrons through a metal wire. Explain how the current is carried through the cell itself.

The solution manual says: A negatively charged electrolyte flows from the cathode to the anode.

I don't really quite understand what the solution is. It's a little bit confusing because to my understanding, the cathode becomes more negative due to the anode losing electrons through the circuit.

Can someone please clarify?

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Re: 14.91

Postby Michaela Capps 1l » Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:48 pm

The anode is more negative so it makes sense that it is receiving negative electrolytes.


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