liquid mercury

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Naji Sarsam 1F
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liquid mercury

Postby Naji Sarsam 1F » Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:02 pm

I was studying electrochemistry and saw that for a galvanic cell, liquid mercury can act as an electrode. How is this possible?

Maggie Eberhardt - 2H
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Re: liquid mercury

Postby Maggie Eberhardt - 2H » Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:17 pm

it is part of a reference electrode known as a calomel electrode (Hg2Cl2). basically, using liquid mercury as an electrode takes advantage of its redox reactions

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Re: liquid mercury

Postby ShravanPatel2B » Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:39 am

Is it required to know these different electrodes and what their functions could be for any sort of conceptual questions or solving problems in general.

Jessica Chen 2C
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Re: liquid mercury

Postby Jessica Chen 2C » Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:01 pm

I don't believe we will need to know the specifics about liquid mercury as an electrode for the final, as it is a more complex case and he said the test would be pretty straightforward.

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