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Water in Cell Diagrams

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:06 pm
by taywebb
Should water be included in cell diagrams? If not, y?

Re: Water in Cell Diagrams

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:32 pm
by Manya Bali 4E
You should add water in the cell diagram if it is the substance being oxidized or reduced. Otherwise, you usually do not not need to put water in the cell diagram because if any of the other substances are aqueous, then water is assumed to be present.

Re: Water in Cell Diagrams

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:38 pm
by Ian Marquez 2K
Like said above, in most cases, water is not included. Since it is not used to necessarily balance charges and is not being reduced or oxidized, it does not need to be in the cell diagram. Since the other parts of the diagram are indicated as aqueous, water can be assumed to be present.