Problem: Determine the cell notation for the redox reaction given below    3 Cl2(g) + 2 Fe(s) → 6 Cl− (aq) + 2 Fe3+(aq)A) Fe(s) | Fe 3+(aq) || Cl 2(g), Cl−(aq) | PtB) Cl− (aq) | Cl 2(g) | Pt || Fe 3+(aq) | Fe(s)   C) Fe(s) | Fe3+(aq) || Cl 2(g) | Cl − (aq) | PtD) Fe(s) | Cl 2(g) || Fe 3+(aq) | Cl − (aq) | PtE) Pt | Cl 2(g) | Cl − (aq) || Fe3+(aq) | Fe(s)

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We’re being asked to determine the cell notation for the redox reaction shown below:

    3 Cl2(g) + 2 Fe(s) → 6 Cl(aq) + 2 Fe3+(aq)

When writing a cell notation, we use the following format – “as easy as ABC

To determine the cell notation of the reaction, we will use the following steps:

Step 1: Separate the reaction into two half-reactions.
Step 2: Determine the anode and the cathode.
Step 3: Write the cell notation of the reaction.

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Determine the cell notation for the redox reaction given below

    3 Cl2(g) + 2 Fe(s) → 6 Cl (aq) + 2 Fe3+(aq)

A) Fe(s) | Fe 3+(aq) || Cl 2(g), Cl(aq) | Pt

B) Cl (aq) | Cl 2(g) | Pt || Fe 3+(aq) | Fe(s)   

C) Fe(s) | Fe3+(aq) || Cl 2(g) | Cl  (aq) | Pt

D) Fe(s) | Cl 2(g) || Fe 3+(aq) | Cl  (aq) | Pt

E) Pt | Cl 2(g) | Cl  (aq) || Fe3+(aq) | Fe(s)

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