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Postby 205192823 » Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:24 pm

When writing out the cell diagram when do you know when to use Pt and not to use Pt?

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Re: Platinum

Postby Izzie Capra 2E » Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:47 pm

You use Pt and put it in the cell digram when the half-reactions/species you are working with do not have a conducting solid. So say, all your molecules are ions in an aqueous solution, then you need a conducting solid to function as the electrode. You can use Pt because it is one of the most common conducting solids.

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Re: Platinum

Postby Minh Ngo 4G » Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:55 pm

You use Plt (s) when you don’t have an inert conducting metal solid

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Re: Platinum

Postby rabiasumar2E » Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:57 pm

You add Pt to your cell diagram when there is no conducting solid in any of your half-reactions.

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Re: Platinum

Postby Daniel Toscano 1L » Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:54 pm

Pt or another inert conducting metal solid is used when there is not an inert conducting metal solid in the equation.

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Re: Platinum

Postby Hailey Kim 4G » Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:00 pm

You include Pt(s) when there is no solid metal conductor. For example, for problem 6M.11 (part a), the cell diagram would be:
| Pt(s) | Ti3+(aq), Ti2+(aq) || Co2+(aq) | Co(s)

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Re: Platinum

Postby kim 2I » Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:02 pm

Examples that would require Pt(s) include only having aqueous ions to aqueous ions or aqueous ions to gases as the phase change. An exception is liquid mercury that can act as a conductor.

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