Graphite VS. Platinum

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Ariel Fern 2B
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Graphite VS. Platinum

Postby Ariel Fern 2B » Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:40 am

When using an inert electrode, is there any difference between using graphite or platinum? Is there a case where one is better than the other? Thanks so much!

Jessica Chen 2C
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Re: Graphite VS. Platinum

Postby Jessica Chen 2C » Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:02 am

I don't believe there's a difference between using graphite vs platinum as an inert electrode, although we did hear a bit more about platinum in class, so that's the one I default to.

Aarja Pavade 1H
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Re: Graphite VS. Platinum

Postby Aarja Pavade 1H » Sun Mar 01, 2020 1:32 pm

An chemically inert metallic conductor could be any unreactive metal or graphite. Platinum is generally used more often, but graphite or other unreactive metals could be used instead.

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