concentration related to current?


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Vuong_2F
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concentration related to current?

Postby Vuong_2F » Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:40 am

how do the concentrations change as current flows from anode to cathode?

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Re: concentration related to current?

Postby Eugene Chung 3F » Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:49 am

electrons will flow from area of high concentration to an area of low concentration. So, the concentration difference makes potential.

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Re: concentration related to current?

Postby Ellen Amico 2L » Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:52 am

If you mean for a concentration cell, the solution of lower concentration will be the product because it will be increasing in concentration. The higher concentration solution will decrease in concentration, so it's the reactant. A voltage will be created as electrons flow from anode to cathode since both solutions are reaching equilibrium.

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Re: concentration related to current?

Postby Vuong_2F » Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:21 am

Eugene Chung 3F wrote:electrons will flow from area of high concentration to an area of low concentration. So, the concentration difference makes potential.

so once there is no concentration difference, there is no more potential?

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Re: concentration related to current?

Postby Eugene Chung 3F » Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:01 pm

Vuong_2F wrote:
Eugene Chung 3F wrote:electrons will flow from area of high concentration to an area of low concentration. So, the concentration difference makes potential.

so once there is no concentration difference, there is no more potential?


Yup.


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