Platinum in cell diagrams

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Siddiq 1E
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Platinum in cell diagrams

Postby Siddiq 1E » Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:16 am

How do you know when to include platinum in the cell diagram?

Charlyn Ghoubrial 2I
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Re: Platinum in cell diagrams

Postby Charlyn Ghoubrial 2I » Thu Mar 05, 2020 2:32 am

Pt is added to any side that does not have a solid conductor so whenever you only see (aq) or (g) or no solid conductor, add Pt

Daria MacAuslan 1H
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Re: Platinum in cell diagrams

Postby Daria MacAuslan 1H » Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:39 am

Pt is a solid used to conduct the actual processes happening, so it should be added to the side of a cell in which there is only aq solutions, or aq and gas.

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Re: Platinum in cell diagrams

Postby Veronica_Lubera_2A » Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:32 am

Now in cases where you don't need Pt(s) is when you already have a conductive solid metal in the solution.

Katie Kyan 2K
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Re: Platinum in cell diagrams

Postby Katie Kyan 2K » Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:18 am

You use platinum when your half cell reactions don't have a solid metal conductor to transfer the electrons from anode to cathode.

Mandeep Garcha 2H
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Re: Platinum in cell diagrams

Postby Mandeep Garcha 2H » Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:23 am

When there isn't a sold metal conductor in the anode or cathode, you need to add Pt(s) to it.


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