Order of Reaction Species

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Bijan Mehdizadeh 1B
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Order of Reaction Species

Postby Bijan Mehdizadeh 1B » Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:45 pm

I was wondering if the total reaction derived from the cathode/anode half rxns needs to have a specific order to it or not? I know the cell diagram is supposed to be anode on the left and cathode on the right. I am just unsure if there is a significance to the order of reactants and products in a redox reaction.

Nicole Elhosni 2I
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Re: Order of Reaction Species

Postby Nicole Elhosni 2I » Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:16 pm

I don't think there has to be a certain order in the total redox reaction, but I know if you are writing the whole process of the galvanic cell with the notation, then the oxidation reaction (anode) has to be on the left of the II (representing the salt bridge) and the reduction reaction (cathode) has to be on the right.


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