Problem: In a zinc-copper cell, Zn | Zn2+ (1M) | | Cu2+ (1M) | Cu, which electrode is negative?

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We’re being asked to identify the negative electrode in the following in a zinc-copper cell:

Zn | Zn2+ (1M) | | Cu2+ (1M) | Cu


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In a zinc-copper cell, Zn | Zn2+ (1M) | | Cu2+ (1M) | Cu, which electrode is negative?

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