Cell Diagram Order

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VioletKo3F
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Cell Diagram Order

Postby VioletKo3F » Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:12 pm

Does order matter when drawing cell diagrams? For example: Au(s)|Au3+(aq)|| or Au3+(aq)|Au(s)||

Amanda Lin 2I
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Re: Cell Diagram Order

Postby Amanda Lin 2I » Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:21 pm

I think either way is fine as long as the anode is on the left and the cathode is on the right.

Emily Lo 1J
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Re: Cell Diagram Order

Postby Emily Lo 1J » Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:24 pm

As long as you have the anode on the left side and the cathode on the right side, it should be fine. Usually, you can determine what is losing the electron or gaining the electron when you're writing the half reactions if you know which are the anode and the cathode.

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Re: Cell Diagram Order

Postby Daniel Toscano 1L » Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:25 pm

the anode, which in this case would be Au(s) as it is a solid conductor, should be on the left while its aqueous form, Au 3+(aq), should be on the inside.
The correct order is Au(s)|Au3+(aq)||

Astrid Lunde 1I
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Re: Cell Diagram Order

Postby Astrid Lunde 1I » Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:38 pm

The anode is on the left and the cathode is on the right. Make sure you put lines in between the solid, gas and aq.

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Re: Cell Diagram Order

Postby Juana Abana 1G » Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:59 am

Anode || Cathode
s | g | aq || aq | g | s

Kristina Rizo 2K
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Re: Cell Diagram Order

Postby Kristina Rizo 2K » Fri Mar 06, 2020 7:41 am

I think the s should always be on the outside since it signifies the electrode, but I don't think it matters for g or aq.

Nicholas_Gladkov_2J
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Re: Cell Diagram Order

Postby Nicholas_Gladkov_2J » Sat Mar 07, 2020 11:23 pm

VioletKo3F wrote:Does order matter when drawing cell diagrams? For example: Au(s)|Au3+(aq)|| or Au3+(aq)|Au(s)||


For drawing cell diagrams, the anode is on the left of the "||" and the cathode is on the right. The electrode are on the far left and the far right-- one for the anode and one for the cathode. In between, you have either the gases, or the aqueous solutions involved in the oxidation (anode, left) equation, and the reduction (cathode, right) equation.

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Re: Cell Diagram Order

Postby kausalya_1k » Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:31 pm

the order doesn't matter just remember that the anode is on the left and the cathode is on the right


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