Potential Diff of Electrodes

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Emily Huang 1E
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Potential Diff of Electrodes

Postby Emily Huang 1E » Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:31 pm

Why is it that when potential diff of electrodes is positive, the electron flow is form left to right?

Patrick Cai 1L
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Re: Potential Diff of Electrodes

Postby Patrick Cai 1L » Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:41 pm

This is just the given convention, because of how we define cell diagrams with anodes on the left and cathodes on the right. Further discussion would result in a physical, rather than chemical, explanation of current and electron flow.


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