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inert gases

Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:09 pm
by Kaylee Clarke 1G
when do you include an inert gas in the cell diagram? and why is it only for one side (cathode or anode) or on both the cathode and anode?

Re: inert gases

Posted: Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:04 am
by Mariah
Kaylee Clarke 1G wrote:when do you include an inert gas in the cell diagram? and why is it only for one side (cathode or anode) or on both the cathode and anode?


I think you would only include it if it is participating in the reaction, otherwise you wouldn't.

Re: inert gases

Posted: Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:38 pm
by romina_4C
If it is one of the substances being oxidized or reduced, then you would include it on its respective side (anode/left side if it's being oxidized or cathode/right side if it's being reduced).

Re: inert gases

Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:22 am
by Kaylee Clarke 1G
what of the elements such as platinum that seem to be attached to a cell diagram?

Re: inert gases

Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:31 pm
by ValerieChavarin 4F
Kaylee Clarke 1G wrote:what of the elements such as platinum that seem to be attached to a cell diagram?

Pt(s) is used as a conductor when there is no conductive solid participating in the redox reaction. It is added to the cell diagram but does not participate.

Re: inert gases

Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:09 pm
by 205154661_Dis2J
ValerieChavarin 4F wrote:
Kaylee Clarke 1G wrote:what of the elements such as platinum that seem to be attached to a cell diagram?

Pt(s) is used as a conductor when there is no conductive solid participating in the redox reaction. It is added to the cell diagram but does not participate.



Platinum is just used as a conductor when there is no conductive solid in the rxn, so it usually is added to the cell diagram since it helps move electrons.

Re: inert gases

Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:56 pm
by Amy Kumar 1I
Kaylee Clarke 1G wrote:what of the elements such as platinum that seem to be attached to a cell diagram?


Platinum is used because it is an inert electrode.