Salt Bridges

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AditiSax
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Salt Bridges

Postby AditiSax » Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:48 pm

Why are salt bridges made of an inert electrolyte? What is usually used?

Marcela Udave 1F
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Re: Salt Bridges

Postby Marcela Udave 1F » Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:51 pm

Potassium chloride or sodium chloride are usually used.

Chris Dis3L
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Re: Salt Bridges

Postby Chris Dis3L » Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:53 pm

They are made of an inert electrolyte because these electrolytes are chemically inactive. This ensures that the intended redox reaction goes on unaltered. Salt bridges are commonly made up of sodium chloride or potassium chloride.

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Re: Salt Bridges

Postby Alma Flores 1D » Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:54 pm

Usually potassium chloride or sodium chloride are used because they are chemically inert.


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