Problem 6L.7a: Cell Diagram Notation

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Problem 6L.7a: Cell Diagram Notation

Postby nehashetty_2G » Sat Feb 29, 2020 1:29 pm

In the answer key, the Ag(s) and AgBr(s) are separated by "|" however, I thought we only use that line when two species are in different phases. Can someone clarify why we use the "|" between Ag(s) and AgBr(s) in this question?

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Re: Problem 6L.7a: Cell Diagram Notation

Postby Dina Marchenko 2J » Sat Feb 29, 2020 4:28 pm

The way I took this answer was that the Ag(s) on the left is serving as the metal on the anode side that conducts electricity for electron flow. Since there is no solid pure metal on the left side, the silver is necessary to conduct electricity (much like Pt does). This is why it's separated by a |


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