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If we are given a cell diagram, can we always assume that the left side will be the anode (oxidation) side, and that the right will always be the cathode (reduction) side? Or will it sometimes be switched and we will need to recognize this?
Since Dr. Lavelle has been emphasizing left/right so much, yes I believe we can safely assume that. However, I would recommend checking if you can. A quick way to do this is to see which direction the electrons are flowing as it is often included in the diagram. The side that is Gaining electrons will be Reduced (leo goes GIR). Thus is this is the Cathode (Red Cat an ox).
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