Inert electrode

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romina_4C
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Inert electrode

Postby romina_4C » Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:27 pm

When do you add an inert electrode (such as platinum) in the cell notation?

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Re: Inert electrode

Postby 805312064 » Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:29 pm

You add it when there's no conducting solid in the given reaction

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Re: Inert electrode

Postby Zaynab Hashm 2I » Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:06 pm

whenever there isn’t a solid that would be able to conduct electricity in the oxidation/reduction half-reactions, add Pt(s)

p.s. Hg(l) is an expection as it can conduct electricity, so no need to add Pt(s)

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Re: Inert electrode

Postby Aman Sankineni 2L » Fri Mar 06, 2020 3:02 pm

Whenever the anode/cathode has no solids in its half-reaction.

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Re: Inert electrode

Postby Nathan Nakaguchi 1G » Fri Mar 06, 2020 3:10 pm

You add an inert electrode like Pt(s) when the reaction does not have a conducting solid already involved.

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Re: Inert electrode

Postby chrisleung-2J » Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:50 pm

Inert electrodes are necessary if either of the redox equations doesn't involve a conducting solid.

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Re: Inert electrode

Postby Amir Bayat » Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:52 pm

When there is not a solid substance in the cell diagram.

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Re: Inert electrode

Postby Janet Nguy 2C » Sat Mar 07, 2020 1:12 am

Whenever you don't have any physical solid electrode you will add Pt or some other inert electrode.

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Re: Inert electrode

Postby Madeline Phan 1E » Sat Mar 07, 2020 11:00 am

You add a conducting solid such as platinum when there is no conducting in solid in one of the half reactions.

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Re: Inert electrode

Postby Nuoya Jiang » Sat Mar 07, 2020 1:39 pm

When you only have a solution and gas at one side of the cell.


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