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salt bridge

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:24 pm
by Madelyn Cearlock
what is the necessity of the salt bridge/what does it do?

Re: salt bridge

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:47 pm
by Maddy Mackenzie
As a battery runs its course, electrons travel from the anode to the cathode. The electrodes will quickly stop flowing if they build up too much on one side. The purpose of the salt bridge is to allow anions to diffuse through the salt bridge from the more negative solution to the more positive solution so that the solution stays neutral and a negative charge does not build up. The salt bridge/porous disk just enables ion transfer.

Re: salt bridge

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:51 pm
by Katie_Duong_1D
The salt bridge allows for ion transfer between the anode and cathode.

Re: salt bridge

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:55 pm
by hanna_maillard3B
prevents the creation of a charge in either the anode or cathode by allowing ions to travel and keep the solutions neutral

Re: salt bridge

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:21 pm
by Eruchi Okpara 2E
Salt bridges and porous disks both allow for a flow of ions from anode to cathode.

Re: salt bridge

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:44 pm
by Selina Bellin 2B
allows ion transfer i believe