## Anode and Cathode

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### Anode and Cathode

How can you figure out which side of the cell diagram will be the cathode and which will be the anode? Is it only based on the whether the Ecell is negative or positive along, or are there other factors?

Lily Benitez 2G
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### Re: Anode and Cathode

The anode is the oxidation and the cathode is the reduction in the reaction.

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If it gets oxidized then it is an anode and if it gets reduced then it is a cathode. I like to think "an ox" and "red cat" when working with half reactions and find it easier to draw my cell diagrams with anode to the left and cathode to the right since it's presented like that in the shorthand notation.

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In a cell diagram, the cathode was always on the right side of the double bar divider thing.

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I thought if the E knot was negative then the cathode would be on the right?

Nghi Nguyen 2L
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cathode is always on the right side of ll and anode always on the left side

isarose0
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Another way to distinguish cathode and anode is to make sure the Ecell comes out to a positive number when you subtract them

Lydia Luong 4L
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Cathode is always on the right side of a cell diagram and anode is always on the left side.

I am Sodium Funny
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They will always be

E (Cathode) > E (Anode)

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Lydia Luong 4L wrote:Cathode is always on the right side of a cell diagram and anode is always on the left side.

Thank you!!

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how do the terms anode and cathode relate to oxidation and reduction. He used the latter pair of terms to define anode and cathode, but can someone explain this further?

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CNourian2H wrote:how do the terms anode and cathode relate to oxidation and reduction. He used the latter pair of terms to define anode and cathode, but can someone explain this further?

Cathode is the reduction reaction and the anode is the oxidation reaction.

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To remember what's being oxidized and what's being reduced, it's helpful to think of the mnemonic LEO says GER. (Lose Electrons Oxidation. Gain Electrons Reduction.)

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Anode: site of oxidation, cathode: site of reduction.

Andrew Liang 1I
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The TA in my discussion said that cathodes are usually on the right and anodes are usually on the left of the salt bridge in a diagram

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