Cell Diagram Order

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PeterTran1C
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Cell Diagram Order

Postby PeterTran1C » Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:09 pm

I understand the general idea of what the cell diagram should look like but I was wondering if the order of the species on the anode or the cathode side matters. For example, if one had a species of H2 and H+ for the anode, does it matter which is written first on the left side of the cell diagram?

Cynthia Tsang
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Re: Cell Diagram Order

Postby Cynthia Tsang » Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:13 pm

No, the order doesn't matter.

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Re: Cell Diagram Order

Postby Victoria Draper 1G » Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:17 pm

The order does matter. The easiest way to put it is anode reactant|product|| cathode reactant|product. Therefore, anodes should go on the left while the cathode goes on the right.

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Re: Cell Diagram Order

Postby William Xu Dis 1D » Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:53 pm

Anode components are written on the left and cathode is on the right. Any inert metal component of an electrode is written as the outermost component of that electrode.


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