Cell diagrams - how to draw them


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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data



2. Relevant equations



3. The attempt at a solution

I always thought you put the electrolyte of one half cell on one side and the other electrolyte on the other side

The answer given is C.
But this includes VO2+ which is not in the initial eqn on the RHS?
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Try to split the reaction into half reactions.
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try to split the reaction into half reactions.
V3+ + H2O = VO2+ + 2H+
VO2+ + H2o = VO2+ + 2h+

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Cell diagrams - how to draw them


They are not balanced yet (you ignored electrons), but you are on the right track.

Do you see why C?
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They are not balanced yet (you ignored electrons), but you are on the right track.

Do you see why C?
Well V3+ is oxidised (reducing agent) and VO2+ is reduced (oxidising agent).
I think you are supposed to put the stronger reducing agent on the left side?
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I think you are supposed to put the stronger reducing agent on the left side?
Isn't it what they did?
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Isn't it what they did?
...of course....I think I just get confused between VO2+ and VO2+.

...I guess though this will help me in exams as I will be more aware of what is going on....thanks for helping me :)


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