liquid and gaseous states in a cell diagram

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Anushi Patel 1J
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liquid and gaseous states in a cell diagram

Postby Anushi Patel 1J » Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:46 pm

If we have different states on one side of the redox reaction, do we list them with a comma in the cell diagram or a line separating them? Also, is there a specific order we have to follow when listing things in cell diagrams (besides the electrodes being on the outsides)?

Tuong-Minh Tran 1C
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Re: liquid and gaseous states in a cell diagram

Postby Tuong-Minh Tran 1C » Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:08 pm

When you list substances with different states, you separate them with a line. The only time you use a comma is when they share the same state, such as if they're both aqueous.

Like you said, electrodes should be on the outside. Another thing to keep in mind is that you should place the substance being oxidized right next to the salt bridge (a.k.a the double line) - it doesn't matter which side the substance is on.

Mona Lee 4L
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Re: liquid and gaseous states in a cell diagram

Postby Mona Lee 4L » Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:04 am

In a cell diagram, the single line | means that two species in different phases are in contact, the comma separates species of the same phase, and the double line signifies the salt bridge.

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Re: liquid and gaseous states in a cell diagram

Postby Ariel Cheng 2I » Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:47 am

To continue the answers above, remember to use a single line when referencing a porous disc versus the double line used for a salt bridge.


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