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Cell Diagrams (Electrodes)

Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:13 pm
by 305113590
When do we use electrodes (e.g. Pt(s)) for cell diagrams? And why must it be inert?

Re: Cell Diagrams (Electrodes)

Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:26 pm
by Mahir_Hasan2C
We would typically use electrodes like platinum if species aren't a conducting metal. For example, H2+Cl2=>HCl, we would use platinum electrodes because both hydrogen and chlorine are nonmetals.