Dissolved Metal

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Dissolved Metal

Postby TanveerDhaliwal3G » Sun Mar 01, 2020 6:38 pm

How would we be able to predict if a metal will dissolve in a solution?

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Re: Dissolved Metal

Postby Nicholas Chin 1G » Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:04 pm

I believe that in the context of electrolytic reactions, the anode is always the one that corrodes.

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Re: Dissolved Metal

Postby SnehinRajkumar1L » Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:05 pm

If you are talking about solubility, there are lists you can find online. I don't remember the pneumonics to know this, but certain metals such as silver and mercury do not dissolve in water.

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Re: Dissolved Metal

Postby Chris Charton 1B » Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:52 pm

If the metal is the cathode it will come out of solution and accumulate on the electrode. If it is the anode it will "dissolve" from the electrode and go into solution.

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