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Cell Diagram

Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:33 pm
by VioletKo3F
When do you use a comma and when do you use | in a cell diagram?

Re: Cell Diagram

Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:46 pm
by Matt Sanruk 2H
A comma is used when they are in the same phase (e.g. aqueous for ions) and | is used to separate those in different states such as: Ni(s)|Ni^2+(aq)

Re: Cell Diagram

Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:40 pm
by Cindy Adiwidjaja 1B
You use a comma for substances that are in the same phase and you use | for substances that are in different phases.

Re: Cell Diagram

Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:43 pm
by Ryan Yoon 1L
commas are used to notify the audience that the half reaction are the same phases. | are used to indicate change in phases or an inert metal acting as a neutral electrode.

Re: Cell Diagram

Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:45 pm
by Alfred Barrion 2H
The comma is for something in the same phase, such as two aqueous. The | is used to separate substances in different phases.