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Salt Bridge

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:08 am
by Lizette Noriega 1H
Hello,
I just need clarification on the function of the salt bridge. Is its purpose to neutralize the charge build-up within the galvanic cell?

Re: Salt Bridge

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:34 am
by Abhi Vempati 2H
Yes, the salt bridge prevents a buildup of charge in the galvanic cell by letting ions from one electrode flow to the other side. Professor Lavelle mentioned the flow of Cl- ions in the galvanic cell example on Friday, so referring to that might help.