Posted by Kay on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 9:38pm.
Enter the balanced chemical equation including states that describes the electrochemical cell that is represented by the cell notation as shown.
Pt(s)  F(aq)  F2(g)  Cl(aq), AuCl4(aq)  Au(s)
I'm having trouble balancing this...
I get AuCl4 + 2F > Au + 4Cl + F2
...but the charges don't cancel out on both sides. The left side has 3 and the right side has 4. I've been trying to change the numbers around but then I upset the balanced atoms. Help?

Chemistry  Cell Notation  DrBob222, Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 12:30am
If you had written them as half cells you would have figured out what to do.
2F^ ==> F2 + 2e
AuCl4^ + 3e ==> Au + 4Cl^
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Now multiply the fluoride equation by 3 and the Au equation by 2 (to obtain 6e lost and 6e gained) and it will balance.

Chemistry  Cell Notation  Kay, Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 12:39am
Thanks a lot! I forgot you had to write the half reactions first.

Chemistry  Cell Notation  Raffi, Thursday, December 2, 2010 at 8:48pm
HI i WAS WONDERING, which
one was the anode?

Chemistry  Cell Notation  May, Monday, December 5, 2016 at 7:42am
@Raffi
The Anode is always written first in this notation.
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