What other elements could be used besides Pt?

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Wilson Yeh 1L
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What other elements could be used besides Pt?

Postby Wilson Yeh 1L » Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:12 pm

Or is Pt the only one you could use, assuming there's no solid in the cell and you need a solid?

Katie Lam 1B
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Re: What other elements could be used besides Pt?

Postby Katie Lam 1B » Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:24 pm

Carbon in graphite form can be used as well.

Manasvi Paudel 1A
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Re: What other elements could be used besides Pt?

Postby Manasvi Paudel 1A » Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:21 pm

I believe Pt is the most common metal to be used.

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Re: What other elements could be used besides Pt?

Postby CameronJohari1J » Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:32 pm

Pt is so commonly used because it is an inert metal and does not participate in redox reactions under normal conditions.

Christy Zhao 1H
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Re: What other elements could be used besides Pt?

Postby Christy Zhao 1H » Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:00 pm

How do you know when to use Pt or graphite?

Isaiah Little 1A 14B
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Re: What other elements could be used besides Pt?

Postby Isaiah Little 1A 14B » Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:24 pm

Christy Zhao 1H wrote:How do you know when to use Pt or graphite?

It usually specifies whether platinum or graphite is used, but both serve the same purpose. However, a Pt(s) electrode is more commonly used.


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