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.
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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