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Cell Diagrams

Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:43 am
by LNgo 1G
Are ions that are not involved in the oxidation/reduction half reactions included in cell diagrams? For instance, if there is a cell containing AgNO3(aq), and Ag+ + e- -> Ag(s), would you include NO3-(aq) in the cell diagram ?

Re: Cell Diagrams

Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:47 pm
by Rita Chen 1B
I don’t think spectator ions are included

Re: Cell Diagrams

Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:52 pm
by kim 2I
Spectator ions are usually not included in cell diagrams because they don't really have an effect on the cell.

Re: Cell Diagrams

Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2020 3:20 pm
by Ruby Richter 2L
Why is it that in a lot of answers in 6L it would say "at the anode after reversal"? What does it mean for it to be reversed and does this change the potential?