14.23, part a

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14.23, part a

Postby Steven Garcia 1H » Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:28 pm

According to the solution manual, the cell diagram is shown without a solid conductor on the left hand side (anode side). I was curious as to why this is or if this was an error. The elements on the anode side of the cell diagram consist of the liquid Hg(l) and the aqueous solution Hg22+

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Re: 14.23, part a

Postby Chem_Mod » Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:56 am

liquid mercury is a conductor so itself can conduct electron and no need to add another solid electrode

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Re: 14.23, part a

Postby Lopez_Melissa-Dis4E » Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:42 am

Mercury is an electron conductor itself, therefore it does not need a solid like Pt(s) written in the cell diagram.

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