Cell Diagram

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Matthew 1C
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Cell Diagram

Postby Matthew 1C » Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:44 pm

how does one go about writing out a cell diagram?

Nina Gautam 1K
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Re: Cell Diagram

Postby Nina Gautam 1K » Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:48 pm

first you write the anode oxidation with a single bar in between 2 substances in different phases, and then a double line to indicate a salt bridge, and then the cathode reduction with a single bar again in between substances that are in contact with eachother but are in different phases

Michelle Lee 2E
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Re: Cell Diagram

Postby Michelle Lee 2E » Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:00 pm

Think of it as anode|what's happening in the reaction|cathode.
If you don't have a diagram, it's really best to look at the reduction and oxidation half reactions to see what to write.

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Re: Cell Diagram

Postby sahiltelang-Discussion 1J » Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:55 am

Another thing that is important is that if you have different substances that are part of the reaction but do not have an interface but rather together in solution, you group them together with commas separating them. If you have both the products and reactants for the oxidation/reduction that are both aqueous, you also need to note that you used an inert metal as the anode/cathode.

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