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Flipping the anode

Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:48 am
by MariaJohn1D
why do we flip anode in cell notation?

Re: Flipping the anode

Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:01 am
by lilymayek_1E
in terms of the equations representing galvanic cells, we'd flip the anode because all of the standard cell equations are in the form of reduction, which is the process that is occurring at the cathode. We'd flip the anode in a chemical equation because doing so, we'd represent the reaction occurring at the anode, oxidation (which is the "opposite" of reduction).

Re: Flipping the anode

Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:05 am
by ValerieChavarin 4F
Since all the standard cell equations are written as reduction (which coincide with the cathodes), then the anode must be flipped to get the oxidation half reaction.

Re: Flipping the anode

Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:13 am
by Nawal Dandachi 1G
All half equations are written as reduction, so we would flip the anode in order to make the reaction a redox reaction.

Re: Flipping the anode

Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:17 pm
by Rafsan Rana 1A
Flipping the anode identifies it as an oxidation reaction and allows us to cancels out the electrons with the cathode side when writing the equation.