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Contradictory Ecell equations

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:01 pm
by ThomasLai1D
When is the equation Ecell=Eright-Eleft used instead of Ecell=Ecathode-Eanode. It seems these equations contradict themselves if the anode is always on the right and the cathode is always on the left.

Re: Contradictory Ecell equations

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:08 pm
by klarratt2
In class Lavelle said that the anode (what is being oxidized) is always on the left and the cathode (what is being reduced) is always on the right.

Re: Contradictory Ecell equations

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:39 pm
by Gary Qiao 1D
The equations should be the same because cathodes are actually always on the right, and the anodes are always on the left.