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Order in Cell Diagrams

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:13 pm
by Shivangi_2J
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

Re: Order in Cell Diagrams

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:25 pm
by Xinyi Zeng 4C
Dr Lavelle gave a detailed explanation for how to write the cell diagram in this post:
viewtopic.php?f=140&t=43085
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.

Re: Order in Cell Diagrams

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:25 pm
by daniella_knight1I
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.

Re: Order in Cell Diagrams

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:43 pm
by Arta Kasaeian 2C
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.