Anode and Cathode

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Jarrett Peyrefitte 2K
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Anode and Cathode

Postby Jarrett Peyrefitte 2K » Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:11 pm

What is an anode and a cathode? How do you identify the direction of flow?

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Re: Anode and Cathode

Postby Zaynab Hashm 2I » Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:58 pm

anode is the electrode where oxidation occurs and cathode is the electrode where reduction occurs;
electrons flow from anode (-) to cathode (+)

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Re: Anode and Cathode

Postby BCaballero_4F » Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:32 pm

In the anode is where oxidation occurs (so electrons are lost) and the cathode is where reduction occurs (electrons are gained here) and the flow is from anode to cathode.

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Re: Anode and Cathode

Postby 205405339 » Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:50 pm

anode is being oxidized so its losing electrons whereas cathode is being reduced so its gaining electrons

Eunice Nguyen 4I
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Re: Anode and Cathode

Postby Eunice Nguyen 4I » Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:09 pm

Anode is where oxidation happens, which is the loss of electrons, whereas the cathode is where reduction occurs, which is gain of electrons (easy to memorize through An Ox and Red Cat!). Because electrons will flow to the more positive side, the electrons will flow from the anode to cathode.


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