Problem: In a zinc-copper cell, Zn(s) | Zn+2(1M) || Cu+2(1M) | Cu(s), which electrode is positive?A) Cu+2B) Cu(s)C) Zn(s)D) Zn+2

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We are asked for the positive electrode. The positive electrode in an electrolytic cell, toward which negatively charged particles are attracted. The anode has a positive charge because it is connected to the positively charged end of an external power supply.

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In a zinc-copper cell, Zn(s) | Zn+2(1M) || Cu+2(1M) | Cu(s), which electrode is positive?

A) Cu+2

B) Cu(s)

C) Zn(s)

D) Zn+2

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