Water in a cell diagram

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Parth Mungra
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Water in a cell diagram

Postby Parth Mungra » Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:16 am

Do you include water in a cell diagram? What is it is in a gas phase, do you then include it?

Aidan Ryan 1B
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Re: Water in a cell diagram

Postby Aidan Ryan 1B » Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:20 am

No I don't think so. Also where would gaseous water be in a galvanic cell?

Phan Tran 1K
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Re: Water in a cell diagram

Postby Phan Tran 1K » Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:02 pm

I think you do include water if it's not in liquid phase and if the H or O is one of the things being oxidized/reduced (this is rare but can happen), although I'm not really sure.

JadeSebti1L
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Re: Water in a cell diagram

Postby JadeSebti1L » Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:58 pm

If water is liquid, you don't include it in the cell diagram if you have another aqueous solution.

Chloe Likwong 2K
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Re: Water in a cell diagram

Postby Chloe Likwong 2K » Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:49 pm

My TA said that you don't include water in the cell diagram because with a galvanic cell, it is implied there's already water.

Aarti K Jain 1L
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Re: Water in a cell diagram

Postby Aarti K Jain 1L » Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:14 pm

Only add water in a cell diagram if it is being either oxidized or reduced. If not, there is no point in writing it as it only acts as a solvent and writing aqueous implies that water is present.


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