Cell Diagrams

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Emily Lo 1J
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Cell Diagrams

Postby Emily Lo 1J » Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:23 pm

When we're given a cell diagram, how do we distinguish which side is the anode and which side is the cathode? I'm trying to find examples where we would figure out which one is which. Like would we be given elements and we just figure it out from that? (There might be an obvious answer to this and I could be confusing myself sorry everyone).

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Re: Cell Diagrams

Postby Alicia Lin 2F » Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:25 pm

The cathode is always written on the right side and the anode is always written on the left.

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Re: Cell Diagrams

Postby Emily Lo 1J » Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:37 pm

Alicia Lin 2F wrote:The cathode is always written on the right side and the anode is always written on the left.

And does the flow of electrons go from the anode to the cathode?

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Re: Cell Diagrams

Postby Alicia Lin 2F » Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:39 pm

Emily Lo 1J wrote:
Alicia Lin 2F wrote:The cathode is always written on the right side and the anode is always written on the left.

And does the flow of electrons go from the anode to the cathode?


Yes the flow of electrons goes from anode to cathode. Anode is where oxidation takes place (loss of electrons). Cathode is where reduction takes place (gains the electrons lost at anode).


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