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Postby 905373636 » Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:14 pm

When Platinum is an electrode, as it is carrying electrons, on an atomic level is it getting reduced and oxidized continuously as electrons are passed from atom to arom

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Re: Electrode

Postby McKenna_4A » Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:28 pm

The Platinum electrode isn't reduced or oxidized, It is simply used as a pathway for the electrons to enter solution (and reduce FE3+, with respect to the example in class.

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Re: Electrode

Postby ABombino_2J » Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:45 pm

The Pt electrode simply acts as an inert conductor to facilitate e- transfer.

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Re: Electrode

Postby Nathan Nakaguchi 1G » Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:17 pm

Platinum is not very reactive, so it is just a means of getting electrons from one source to the next for the actual electron transfer to occur.

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Re: Electrode

Postby Cooper Baddley 1F » Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:55 pm

The Pt is more of a bridge for the electron that allows it to get from one side to the other so it can reduce.

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