inert conductor in cell diagrams

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Chloe Qiao 4C
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inert conductor in cell diagrams

Postby Chloe Qiao 4C » Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:30 pm

When writing the cell diagram for a reaction, when do we need to add inert conductor (such as Pt)?

julia_lok_2K
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Re: inert conductor in cell diagrams

Postby julia_lok_2K » Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:23 pm

You add the inert conductor when the reactants or products don't involve a conducting solid.

Elias Omar 1G
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Re: inert conductor in cell diagrams

Postby Elias Omar 1G » Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:53 am

Put the inert conductor in the cell diagram with a phase boundary just as if it were another part of the cell.

mahika_nayak_3L
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Re: inert conductor in cell diagrams

Postby mahika_nayak_3L » Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:09 am

The inert conductor is added when there is no conducting solid, meaning that the reactants and products for that half reaction are aqueous in solution. The cell reaction leads to a transfer in electrons and this must be done through a conductor, which is usually Platinum if nothing else is given.


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