Inert Conductors

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904936893
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Inert Conductors

Postby 904936893 » Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:51 pm

Can someone please explain what inert conductors are, and why they are helpful in redox reactions? Thank you

ryanhon2H
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Re: Inert Conductors

Postby ryanhon2H » Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:12 pm

Inert conductors transfer electrons, so in redox reactions they are the medium for the oxidation and reduction half-reactions.

whitney_2C
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Re: Inert Conductors

Postby whitney_2C » Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:17 pm

Inert conductors are nonreactive solid metals that allow for electron transfer in the reaction between the oxidizing and reducing agents.

Alexandra Albers 1D
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Re: Inert Conductors

Postby Alexandra Albers 1D » Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:31 pm

An inert conductor which was mentioned in lecture and the textbook in particular was platinum, which is used in the redox reaction for hydrogen.


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