Order in Cell Diagrams

Moderators: Chem_Mod, Chem_Admin

Posts: 65
Joined: Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:15 am

Order in Cell Diagrams

Postby Shivangi_2J » Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:13 pm

when writing cell diagrams in which both species at the anode or cathode are aqueous solutions, does the order in which we write the aqueous solutions matter?
For example in the reduction reaction Ce4+ + e- --> Ce3+

does: [anode] || Ce4+, Ce3+ | Pt
mean somethingdifferent than:
[anode] || Ce3+, Ce3+ | Pt

Xinyi Zeng 4C
Posts: 63
Joined: Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:18 am

Re: Order in Cell Diagrams

Postby Xinyi Zeng 4C » Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:25 pm

Dr Lavelle gave a detailed explanation for how to write the cell diagram in this post:
He did not mention the sequence of the ions in the same phase, so I think both are fine! The more important things to take note of are probably included in his explanations already.

Posts: 57
Joined: Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:18 am

Re: Order in Cell Diagrams

Postby daniella_knight1I » Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:25 pm

I think either way should work, however I like to write them in order of oxidation or reduction because it makes more sense in my head.

Arta Kasaeian 2C
Posts: 30
Joined: Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:22 am

Re: Order in Cell Diagrams

Postby Arta Kasaeian 2C » Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:43 pm

Both work as long as they're in the same state, and either one of them in aqueous form is placed next to the salt bridge.

Return to “Galvanic/Voltaic Cells, Calculating Standard Cell Potentials, Cell Diagrams”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest