When to put Pt(s) in a cell diagram?

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JeremyPark14B
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When to put Pt(s) in a cell diagram?

Postby JeremyPark14B » Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:26 pm

When are we required to write Pt(s) on the outsides of the cell diagram? What exactly is Pt(s)?

Emmaraf 1K
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Re: When to put Pt(s) in a cell diagram?

Postby Emmaraf 1K » Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:29 pm

If there is no solid metal in the anode or the cathode to carry a current, then you need to put Pt(s) in the cell diagram. Put it on the side lacking the solid metal (could be the cathode, anode, or both)

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Re: When to put Pt(s) in a cell diagram?

Postby Arshiya » Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:30 pm

Pt(s) is put in the cell diagram when no solid is present in the redox reaction that is the metal electrode. Pt(s) is platinum and is added to the cell diagram to represent the inert metal electrode.

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Re: When to put Pt(s) in a cell diagram?

Postby Diviya Khullar 1G » Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:37 pm

You need to put a solid electrode, like Pt(s), when there are no conducting metals already present to transfer electrons.


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