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Abigail Menchaca_1H wrote:What does the salt bridge do in the cell diagram?
Just to add on to what other people have said, it is a way to make sure that the charges of the two solutions in the cell are neutral. For example, if you had copper being oxidized to Cu 2+ in one beaker, the anions would move towards that beaker in the salt bridge.
The salt bridge neutralizes both solutions in a sense, so they don't quickly reach equilibrium. By "neutralizing," I mean that if a cation was being produced in one solution, the anion portion of the salt in the salt bridge would neutralize this positive charge.
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