cell diagram order

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Eunice Lee 1A
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cell diagram order

Postby Eunice Lee 1A » Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:38 am

When writing out a cell diagram, is there a specific order the ions should be listed in?

Rachana Jayaraman 1H
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Re: cell diagram order

Postby Rachana Jayaraman 1H » Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:07 pm

I think that usually for each side (anode and cathode) it is usually written as reactant|product or reactant,product if they are both aqueous. The Pt(s) or other inert electrode is on the outer edges. It should look like this:

anode_reactant|anode_product||cathode_reactant|cathode_product

bonnie_schmitz_1F
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Re: cell diagram order

Postby bonnie_schmitz_1F » Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:10 pm

To add to what Eunice Lee 1A said, I think that the Pt is written on whichever side (either anode, cathode, or both) do not have a solid substance (so both are aqueous solutions)


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