how to write a cell diagram  [ENDORSED]

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Nicole Jacobs 1C
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how to write a cell diagram

Postby Nicole Jacobs 1C » Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:53 pm

what is the order in which we are supposed to write the cell diagram? Our TA told us to write reactants first then products but that doesnt seem to match the solution manual

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Re: how to write a cell diagram

Postby Curtis Wong 2D » Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:02 pm

So the order is typically Inert Metal (if applicable) | (Anode reactant) | (anode product) || (Cathode reactant) | (cathode product)| (Inert Metal if applicable).

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Re: how to write a cell diagram  [ENDORSED]

Postby Chem_Mod » Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:41 am

For cell diagram, within each half part, electrode and solids are written far away from the salt bridge, followed by liquid, gas and aqueous solution. Within each phase, orders are not strictly defined, but people tend to put in the order of reactant to product.

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Re: how to write a cell diagram

Postby Helen Shi 1J » Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:42 pm

How come in the textbook pg 575 when the order of the galvanic cell | (Anode reactant) | (anode product) || (Cathode reactant) | (cathode product)| is flipped so that the cathode is on the left the voltage is negative, even when the electrons are still flowing from anode to cathode?

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Re: how to write a cell diagram

Postby Helen Shi 1J » Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:51 pm

Curtis Wong 2D wrote:So the order is typically Inert Metal (if applicable) | (Anode reactant) | (anode product) || (Cathode reactant) | (cathode product)| (Inert Metal if applicable).


Then how come for problem 14.11 the cathode reactant and the cathode product is switched so that Cl- is before Cl2?

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Re: how to write a cell diagram

Postby Vincent Chiang 1L » Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:18 pm

My TA said that the order is not always followed that way. For the purpose of this class, I don't think the order will be stressed upon.

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Re: how to write a cell diagram

Postby AtreyiMitra2L » Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:30 pm

Have the anode then cathode. The inert metals should be on the outside. besides that dont stress


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