Order of Cell Diagram

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Sam Joslyn 1G
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Order of Cell Diagram

Postby Sam Joslyn 1G » Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:19 am

Let's say that there is a galvanic cell in which Cl2(g) is reduced to Cl-(aq) on the anodic side. In the cell diagram, does the order of these species matter? Is putting
II Cl2(g) I Cl-(aq)
different from
II Cl-(aq) I Cl2(g) ?

Jesse Kuehn 1B
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Re: Order of Cell Diagram

Postby Jesse Kuehn 1B » Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:30 am

you always want the part that is the physical cathode or anode to be on the outside, in that case, Cl2 is the part that is being reduced, so ibleieve it would go on the outside, making the bottom version correct


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