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Use of Platinum

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 1:31 pm
by Chloe Alviz 1E
How would we know when to use platinum as a cathode/anode in a battery?

Re: Use of Platinum

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 1:36 pm
by Nikki Razal 1L
You use platinum whenever you need to carry electrons into or out of the electrode compartment. Platinum is an inert conductor

Re: Use of Platinum

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 1:38 pm
by VPatankar_2L
Platinum should be used when there is no metal present to conduct electrons from the anode to the cathode. You would include platinum when a solid metal isn't present to allow for the transfer of electrons.

Re: Use of Platinum

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 1:38 pm
by faithkim1L
Platinum is an inert conductor used to transfer electrons. It's an electrode that's placed on the reductio side.

Re: Use of Platinum

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:07 pm
by Kristina Rizo 2K
You can use platinum or graphite whenever there isn't a conducting metal present.

Re: Use of Platinum

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:17 pm
by 504939134
You use platinum when there is no other metal solid being used, platinum is used to conduct these electrons.

Re: Use of Platinum

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:19 pm
by Hussain Chharawalla 1G
However, as mentioned in lecture, remember that platinum one one side of the cathode or anode does not imply it is being used on both ends.

Re: Use of Platinum

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:44 pm
by Adriana_4F
Hussain Chharawalla 1G wrote:However, as mentioned in lecture, remember that platinum one one side of the cathode or anode does not imply it is being used on both ends.


How do you know when you need to put it on both ends?

Re: Use of Platinum

Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:14 pm
by Hussain Chharawalla 1G
You need to use it on both ends when both the cathode and anode ends are aqueous solutions and have no way to conduct the electrons without a solid.

Re: Use of Platinum

Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:15 pm
by Eugene Chung 3F
using graphite (carbon) is also common, but I think Dr. Lavelle said we would be using platinum for chem 14b

Re: Use of Platinum

Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:15 pm
by Simon Ketema_1F
Platinum is an inert conductor, so it helps transfer electrons between the anode and cathode when they are both in aqueous solution.