Contradictory Ecell equations

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Contradictory Ecell equations

Postby ThomasLai1D » Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:01 pm

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.

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Re: Contradictory Ecell equations

Postby klarratt2 » Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:08 pm

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.

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Re: Contradictory Ecell equations

Postby Gary Qiao 1D » Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:39 pm

The equations should be the same because cathodes are actually always on the right, and the anodes are always on the left.

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