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The salt bridge allows for ion transfer between the anode solution and the cathode solution. It maintains both solutions at a neutral state, allowing the the electron flow from anode to cathode to continue for an extended period of time.
I noticed that some cell diagrams in the homework don't include salt bridges.. when is this possible?
If you look at figures 6L2 and 6L3 in the textbook, there are cells in which the two half-reaction solutions have some contact with each other; so some cells have other means of ion transfer than a salt bridge.
A salt bridge allows ion transfer to occur. This allows the electrons to keep flowing and maintain a neutral charge. When you don't have a salt bridge, there is another form of ion transfer, such as through a porous disk.
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