6L. 3

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Labiba Sardar 2A
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6L. 3

Postby Labiba Sardar 2A » Sun Feb 23, 2020 5:59 pm

When you're given the cell diagram of a galvanic cell, how do you know which side will be the anode and which will be the cathode? Is the left side always the anode and the right side always the cathode?

Kimberly Koo 2I
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Re: 6L. 3

Postby Kimberly Koo 2I » Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:35 pm

The anode is always placed on the left side and the cathode is always on the right side.

005162520
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Re: 6L. 3

Postby 005162520 » Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:56 pm

Is there an instance where the right is an anode and the left is a cathode? Or the rule is that it is always, are there exceptions?

Hope Hyland 2D
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Re: 6L. 3

Postby Hope Hyland 2D » Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:22 pm

Also how do you know where everything goes in a cell diagram?

Harry Zhang 1B
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Re: 6L. 3

Postby Harry Zhang 1B » Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:28 pm

The anode is always on the left and the cathode is always on the right. You can also verify this by writing out the half reactions and see where oxidation and reduction happen.


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