Cell Diagram

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Cell Diagram

Postby Celio_G_Dis2C » Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:46 pm

Whats the difference between a Comma and a vertical line?

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Re: Cell Diagram

Postby Carissa Young 1K » Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:48 pm

use comma when the the reactants are in the same state/phase and the line when they are not. so if you had Mn4+ (aq) and Mn2+ (aq) it would be a comma separating the two. If Mn2+ was a gas then use the line.

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Re: Cell Diagram

Postby Karishma_1G » Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:06 pm

In a cell diagram, a comma is used to separate two species of the same state. Vertical lines are used to separate species if they are in different phases. Additionally, it is convention to put a vertical line after the electrode on the anode side and before the electrode on the cathode side; the electrode always wants to be distinctly separated.

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