Redox products with inert electrodes?

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somasimple
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What are the oxidation-reduction reactions that are produced at the electrodes when they are considered inert (platinum or silver coated)?
Hello,
What are the oxidation-reduction reactions that are produced at the electrodes when they are considered inert (platinum or silver coated)?
Let's take a simple example of a saline solution of KCl and apply a DC voltage between the two electrodes.
Thank you in advance.
 

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somasimple
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OK,
It seems elementary: Chlorine on one side (positive electrode) and hydrogen on the negative electrode.
 
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Borek
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Yes. Inert electrode just transfers charge and doesn't change itself in the process.
 
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somasimple
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Thanks for the confirmation, Borek.
 

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