Q. 18

Identify the cathode and anode in the cell written below.

Cu | Cu2+ || Cl | Cl2 , Pt

Write the reduction half reaction and oxidation half reaction of the cell.

Answer :

The cathode and anode are separated by a salt bridge. Anode is represented by the first half and cathode by the second one.


ANODE: Cu to Cu2+


CATHODE: Cl- to Cl2


REDUCTION HALF REACTION: Cl- + 2e- Cl2


OXIDATION HALF REACTION: Cu Cu2+ + 2e-



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