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Cell Diagram

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:49 pm
by Mya Majewski 1L
When writing cell diagrams, how do you know which goes closest to the electrode and which is closest to the salt bridge? For instance, when you have two things separated by a comma like Fe3+ and Fe2+, which one is closest to electrode when drawing cell diagrams?

Re: Cell Diagram

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:56 pm
by Max Hayama 4K
I believe they are interchangeable. As long as they are on the correct side of the salt bridge, it should be fine.

Re: Cell Diagram

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:27 am
by Albert_Luu3K
For that instance, my TA Jack Fuller said that they are both interchangeable, since they're the same state. If the one of them was a solid and the other aqueous, the solid would be closer to the electrode (outside) and the aqueous would be closest to the salt bridge. Hope this helps!