Anode and Cathode

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PranitKumaran1F
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Anode and Cathode

Postby PranitKumaran1F » Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:14 pm

How do you identify the anode and cathode in a galvanic cell?

Brian Chhoy 4I
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Re: Anode and Cathode

Postby Brian Chhoy 4I » Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:14 pm

Oxidation occurs at the anode and reduction occurs at the cathode

taline_n
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Re: Anode and Cathode

Postby taline_n » Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:15 pm

the anode is where oxidation takes place (the reaction that loses electrons; or electrons show up on the products side). the cathode is where reduction takes place (the reaction that gains electrons; or electrons show up on the reactants side). a good way to remember this is that anode and oxidation both start with vowels, while cathode and reduction both start with consonants!

Patrick Cai 1L
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Re: Anode and Cathode

Postby Patrick Cai 1L » Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:16 pm

The anode is considered to be your electron source and the cathode is considered to be your electron reservoir.

Lorena Zhang 4E
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Re: Anode and Cathode

Postby Lorena Zhang 4E » Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:36 pm

Anode is oxidation while cathode is reduction. When trying to identify them in the galvanic cell, preferably, you would write down the half reactions and identify the transfer of e-.


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