Anode and Cathode

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Erik Buetow 1F
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Anode and Cathode

Postby Erik Buetow 1F » Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:33 pm

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?

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Re: Anode and Cathode

Postby KDang_1D » Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:46 pm

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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Re: Anode and Cathode

Postby Fdonovan 3D » Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:58 pm

I think that the standard notation is anode on the left and cathode in the right. I believe this is always the case for cell diagrams.

Lauren Tanaka 1A
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Re: Anode and Cathode

Postby Lauren Tanaka 1A » Sun Feb 23, 2020 1:49 pm

In the notation the anode will be on the left side of the cell diagram and the cathode would be on the right side of the cell diagram.

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Re: Anode and Cathode

Postby Celine 1F » Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:07 pm

I believe the standard notation for a cell diagram has an anode on the left and a cathode on the right .


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