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Salt bridge

Posted: Sun Feb 08, 2015 9:58 am
by Kdhaines1B
How do I know when to include the salt bridge in a cell diagram?

Re: Salt bridge

Posted: Sun Feb 08, 2015 10:02 am
by Niharika Reddy 1D
I think the salt bridge is always included in the cell diagram as || to separate the anode on the left from the cathode on the right. Since a proper cell should always have a salt bridge to function correctly and avoid charge buildup, the salt bridge is an essential part of the cell diagram, which outlines the setup of the cell.

Re: Salt bridge

Posted: Sun Feb 08, 2015 12:00 pm
by Kdhaines1B
What I mean is how do I know when the inert electrode is Pt or Ag or nothing?

Re: Salt bridge

Posted: Sun Feb 08, 2015 10:45 pm
by Justin Le 2I
You will use the inert electrode such as Pt when you need a metal to carry the e- from the anode to the electrode. For example, if you have a gas and an aqueous, then you would use the inert electrode. You would also use it if you had all aqueous.