Cell Diagrams

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eduardomorales5
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Cell Diagrams

Postby eduardomorales5 » Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:23 pm

When drawing the cell diagrams, do we include water or represent it as H+ ions?

AArmellini_1I
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Re: Cell Diagrams

Postby AArmellini_1I » Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:36 pm

You include H+ ions if they don't cancel out in the final balanced redox reaction. I don't see why it would not be the same for water as well

Connor Ho 1B
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Re: Cell Diagrams

Postby Connor Ho 1B » Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:10 am

I don't believe we include H2O in the cell diagram at all since I haven't seen it done for most cell diagrams. From my understanding, it's because H2O is considered a solvent in most diagrams.

Matt F
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Re: Cell Diagrams

Postby Matt F » Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:18 am

I don't believe H2O shows up anywhere in the cell diagram in that form, as only Hg can show up as a liquid. However, if in redox half reactions it is broken up into H+ and OH- ions then those are obviously included in their aqueous forms


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