Inert Electrodes

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Letizia Ye 4F
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Inert Electrodes

Postby Letizia Ye 4F » Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:00 pm

Can someone explain how inert electrodes work and which ones we should use in our cell diagrams?

Ray Guo 4C
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Re: Inert Electrodes

Postby Ray Guo 4C » Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:43 pm

I think platinum is often used as an inert electrode because it does not react with the reactants in the cell. They are only responsible for conduction of current. An example is a hydrogen half-cell with uses platinum as the electrode.

Eruchi Okpara 2E
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Re: Inert Electrodes

Postby Eruchi Okpara 2E » Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:37 pm

I believe that you can use both Pt(s) and C(gr).


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