Electrodes

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Maya Gollamudi 1G
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Electrodes

Postby Maya Gollamudi 1G » Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:01 pm

When writing cell diagrams, can you assume without being told in the question that Pt is the solid electrode? When can you assume this?

Julie Park 1G
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Re: Electrodes

Postby Julie Park 1G » Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:05 pm

You'll have to add Pt(s) to whichever side (or both sides) of the cell diagram (anode or cathode) doesn't have metal solid.

Venus_Hagan 2L
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Re: Electrodes

Postby Venus_Hagan 2L » Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:01 pm

if you do not have a solid in your half-reactions, you need to add a non-conductive metal such as Pt(s). I think you can add others but Pt is the typical one

Celine 1F
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Re: Electrodes

Postby Celine 1F » Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:46 pm

If there are no solids in your half reactions, you will have to add Pt(s) to it.

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Re: Electrodes

Postby Kayla Maldonado 1C » Fri Mar 13, 2020 3:01 pm

Pt (s) is necessary when there is no other solids in the half reactions.


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