Cell Notation

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Kennedi2J
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Cell Notation

Postby Kennedi2J » Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:03 pm

Why do we not include H20 (l) in the cell notation for a reaction?

Charisse Vu 1H
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Re: Cell Notation

Postby Charisse Vu 1H » Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:07 pm

Since it is a solvent, you don't need to put it in the cell diagram.

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Re: Cell Notation

Postby Mulin_Li_2J » Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:08 pm

It depends on whether H2O is serving as a reducing or an oxidizing agent or an electricity conductor in the reaction. Basically, all parts of an electrode either conduct electricity or participate in redox reaction.

Ariana Iranmahboub1G
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Re: Cell Notation

Postby Ariana Iranmahboub1G » Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:10 pm

We do not include H20 in the cell diagram because water is a solvent. Since there are already aqueous solutions, which is a solute diluted in water, in a cell diagram, it would be redundant to add water to the cell diagram.

Martina
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Re: Cell Notation

Postby Martina » Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:24 pm

H2O is a solvent so it is not important to include in the cell diagram because it is assumed that you have an abundance of it.


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