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Postby annikaying » Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:56 pm

What exactly is an electrode?

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Re: electrode

Postby CMaduno_1L » Sun Feb 23, 2020 4:02 pm

I believe an electrode is the solid metal that is placed into the solutions. They function to provoke electrical conductivity (can someone confirm this please).

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Postby san_2F » Sun Feb 23, 2020 4:05 pm

An electrode is a conductor in which electricity is able to travel through. In this way, electricity is able to be transferred from one place to another.

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Postby Adriana_4F » Sun Feb 23, 2020 4:07 pm

It is a solid electric conductor that allows electrons to flow to generate an electrical current. These are your anodes and cathodes. Oxidation takes place in the anode and the electrons are released through an external current to the cathode where reduction takes place.

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Re: electrode

Postby lilymayek_1E » Sun Feb 23, 2020 4:08 pm

an electrode is an electrical conductor that carries a current to and from non-metallic materials (solids, liquids, gas, e.t.c). in the example of an electrochemical cell (the diagrams Lavelle shows in his lectures), the electrode is that conductor that is inside the ionized liquid/gas to transfer electrons from the oxidation cell to the reduction cell; ex. the Zinc rod inside a Zn2+ solution that conducts voltage to a Platinum rod within an H+ ionized gas.

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